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Forecast: Atypical Winter Weather May Not Be Over

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Today’s winter storm wasn’t a typical storm system for North Texas. The storm system pushed into the cold, arctic air mass over North Texas and made for a powdery snow more reminiscent of Colorado or your favorite ski resort.

The snow stacked up to levels 2-3 times higher than forecast amounts, because it was so light and powdery. A swath of 5-7 inches of snow was dumped from Corsicana, to Dallas, up to Paris and Sulphur Springs.

The powerful upper level low that cranked out the half- foot of snow, and resulted in another day off from school and work for many North Texans, is moving out of North Texas.

While the storm will be gone in minutes or hours,the remnants will remain for several days. Residents will be shoveling driveways and navigating treacherous roads over the next 24 hours, while Super Bowl fans may be thinking twice about Friday night festivities.

Don’t let your guard down, the CBS 11/TXA 21 Storm Team is tracking a cold front expected to move in Sunday. That storm could bring mixed precipitation and snow showers from the metro area up northward to the Red River.

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