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Ice Storm, Cold Force Dallas Marathon Cancellation

For the first time in its history, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon has been cancelled due to the weather.

Officials of the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon have deemed conditions too unsafe for participants, volunteers or spectators and cancelled Sunday's race.

"This is the first time in our race's history--dating back to 1971--that we have had to cancel the race," stated the marathon's official website.

The race will not be rescheduled and will be run again Dec. 14, 2014.

The ice storm is gone from Dallas, but the ice is not melting away with frigid air locked in place and clouds blocking out the sun.

The community of Coppell, located to the northwest of Dallas, received between 2 and 3 inches of sleet (ice pellets) during the Thursday to Friday storm. A third of an inch of freezing rain on elevated and exposed surfaces downed tree limbs in the eastern suburb of Mesquite.

Detailed Dallas Forecast
Forecast Temperature Maps Winter Weather Center

Temperatures will be held to the 20s on Saturday, then struggle to reach the freezing mark on Sunday. Dry weather will prevail during this time.

Saturday will be the first day since February 2011 that Dallas endures a high in the 20s. Brisk winds will hold Saturday's RealFeel® temperatures to the teens.

Noticeable melting of the ice will finally occur on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures rise into the upper 30s and more sunshine returns. However, wet spots will then refreeze at night as temperatures dip below freezing.

Midweek is when temperatures will rebound to near 50.