Reporting Jeff Jamison
It may be hard to believe we’re forecasting a little snow Friday morning, considering how sunny most of Thursday has been. Clouds are quickly increasing from the west, however, and this is the first sign of precipitation chances in the North Texas starting overnight.
There is quite a bit of snow falling this afternoon in far West Texas from El Paso to Midland. We’ve had some snow/sleet/rain mix closer to San Angelo and also NW of San Antonio. All of this is courtesy an upper level low pressure area over northern Mexico.
There could be locally 8″ of snow in West Texas by this evening…and if you have travel plans out that way, you will run into some issues.
This area of precipitation will begin moving eastward overnight, even as the low pressure causing it moves in a more north/northeastward direction. Temperatures locally will be into the mid 30s late tonight as a little light snow begins to fall, first over our western and southwestern counties.
By 7am, the DFW area should start seeing a few snowflakes flying, especially along and south of I-20. The snow will more than likely mix with a little sleet and rain as well. Light rain will begin to form in our southeastern counties.
As we approach midday, the atmosphere should really dry out and rain/snow chances begin to end. We could still have some flurries to the southwest of DFW and some sprinkles southeast.
Precipitation amounts are forecast on the light side, with many areas just seeing snow in the air, before it melts on the ground. Temperatures are forecast to be near 32° as snow ends…just barely cold enough for a possible light dusting of snow from the Metroplex south and west. We could see up to 1″ of snowfall near Breckenridge, Eastland, Comanche and Stephenville.
Skies should remain mostly cloudy for Friday and it will be chilly again with temperatures in the 40s during the afternoon. Look for milder weather this weekend, with more sunshine. Another system arrives Tuesday and Wednesday, which could bring us widespread rain and even thunderstorms…but no snow, as it looks now.