Colder Air on the Way, Snow for Christmas? Got your attention…

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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Before I talk about the headline, let’s talk about the rest of this week.

A chilly night with temperatures in the 40s and 30s.  Here are the overnight lows.

NTX Overnight Lows

Tomorrow will be warmer and a bit breezy.  Mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to low 70s.

NTX Tomorrows Highs

STRONG COLD FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

A stronger cold front will arrive Wednesday night and bring us some colder air Thursday and Friday.  During the day on Wednesday we will start with cloudy skies and a little light rain possible in the morning.  By the afternoon, a dryline will move past DFW and likely trigger a few showers east of DFW.  We will experience gusty west winds and dry air arrive Wednesday afternoon.  This will create a high fire danger Wednesday afternoon.  The cold air gets here Wednesday night as a cold front pushes thru.  Temps will fall into the 30s by Thursday morning with strong NW winds blowing on Thursday making it feel very winter like.  Here is what the setup looks like for Wednesday.

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CHRISTMAS STORM…
It looks like a strong upper level storm system will be sweeping into the southern Plains on Tuesday of next week.  This looks to bring us a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Christmas Day.  On the back side of this system, cold air will spill into the area.  Some of the models are hinting that the cold air could get here before the precipitation ends.  This could lead to a chance of wintry precipitation Tuesday night.  It is still a long shot, given that it is very far in the future.  But all the ingredients are on the table.  It is just a matter of them coming together at the right time.  That will be unknown until next Tuesday.  Stay tuned!

Here is what the upper level pattern will look like for Christmas Day

TX SatRad Master1111

Tuesday night is when the cold air arrives.

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FORECAST:

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and chilly.  Low of 43.  SW 5-10 mph

TOMORROW:  Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer.  High of 72.  S 10-20 mph

WEDNESDAY:  Morning clouds, a few isolated showers possible.  Windy and mild.  Morning low of 58.  High of 73.  SW 15-30 mph

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:  Turning cold and windy.  Low of 38.  NW 25-35 mph

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny, cold and windy.  High of 54.  NW 20-30 mph

FRIDAY:  Cold and sunny.  Morning low of 32.  High of 58.  S 5-15 mph

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny.  Morning low of 39.  High of 64.  S 5-10 mph

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny.  Morning low of 43.  High of 62.  S 5-10 mph