FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Some light rain and snow has been falling in the western parts of North Texas all day Sunday. That rain has reached Graham and Breckinridge, and continues to slowly head toward the Metroplex. The air over DFW is currently much drier (dew points around 30 degrees), so we will have clouds and virga – it looks like rain on the radar, but nothing hits the ground – as it arrives at Sundance Square and Cowboys Stadium.
So, light rain is on the menu by early Sunday evening, as we lose the light of day. This light rain will mix with some light snow between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Sunday night. While this slush will all be falling in small amounts, there will be a steady supply.
Road temperatures will stay above freezing throughout Sunday night and into Monday morning, so there should be no ice on the streets. But roads will be very wet, and those heading home from late Super Bowl parties will see a 10 mph northwest wind.
This cold front that is bringing a watery mix on Sunday night will quickly sweep past the Metroplex through the night. Monday morning will start cloudy, with some clearing later into the day. Expect a brisk north wind in the early afternoon. High temperatures will barely reach into the 40s.
Tuesday will start out sunny, but clouds will build through the day – a harbinger of another winter storm.
Wednesday morning will start with some rain, which will then change over to a mix of sleet and snow. This mix will be heavy by midday. One computer model says we will see between two and four inches of snow, but some of that will melt at first.
Winds are going to get very strong on Wednesday morning and stay strong throughout the day – between 20 and 30 mph, and gusty. Temperatures in the morning will start in the upper 30s and drop to just below freezing by the afternoon. They will fall into the teens by Thursday morning, so expect a difficult drive home from work on Wednesday, and again all day on Thursday.
Expect the high temperature on Thursday to stay below freezing. But by Friday, North Texas will rebound to the upper 40s. Then the low 50s on Saturday. And near 60 degrees next Sunday. After this next blast of winter, conditions should be dry and mild for a few full days.