Coldest Day Of The Work Week

By Jeff Ray, CBS 11 News

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Light rain and sprinkles moved across North Texas on Tuesday morning, mixed with some snow along the Interstate-20 corridor and areas to the south like Stephenville and Hillsboro. There was actually a report of snow sticking to the grass at 8:30 a.m. in Erath County.

The overcast skies will continue throughout Tuesday morning, with light rain and a few flurries or times of light sleet being possible in the Metroplex, as the system moves through the area. Temperatures will stay in the upper 30s, so do not expect icing problems on roads or bridges.

We could get lucky and see a little bit of sunshine by later Tuesday afternoon. High temperatures later on in the day will reach into the low 50s, with a brisk northwest wind. It is going to be a chilly day, no doubt, but it will probably be the coldest day of the work week.

On Tuesday night, as the skies clear out, the temperatures will drop down to below the freezing mark in the DFW Metro area, and in the upper 20s in our more rural areas. Bundle up!

And then, the rest of the week will not be quite as cold. Look for high temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s on Wednesday and Thursday, with the higher readings being in our western counties. Temperatures will easily reach into the 60s across all of North Texas on Friday.

The winds and the cloud cover pick up again on Saturday, with another day of temperatures at or above 60 degrees. A cold front arrives late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, which will bring along some rain on Sunday, as well as a return to cooler temperatures.

The computer models are starting to hint at a possible snow event either late Tuesday or early Wednesday of next week. This is still pretty far down the road, so it is difficult to give it much consideration at this point in time. But odds are good that it will be cold enough for snow by at least Wednesday. The timing of any local precipitation is in question. We shall watch this like a security guard watches a pick-pocket on the midway – which is to say we will stare at it a lot, but say very little. Until, of course, we close in.

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