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Wet & Cold Weekend for North Texas – Wintry Weather Possible Next Week

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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BRIEF WARM UP TOMORROW…

Clouds will decrease overnight and temperatures will drop into the 40s overnight.  So it will be a chilly start to our Friday, but temps will warm close to 70 degrees by the afternoon with some sunshine and breezy SW winds.

TONIGHT’S LOW TEMPERATURES

NTX Overnight Lows

TOMORROW’S HIGH TEMPERATURES

NTX Tomorrows Highs

COLD AND RAINY WEEKEND…

A strong cold front will get here in the morning on Saturday.  Temperatures will start in the 50s than fall into the 40s during the day.  Showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible thru the day on Saturday with north winds gusting to 20 mph.

Sunday will be cloudy and cold with temperatures staying in the 30s all day.  There could be some left over rain for south eastern sections of North Texas.

FREEZING RAIN CHANCES…

On Monday, there will still be a chance for some rain.  But temperatures may be below freezing at the surface to create a freezing rain threat.  The issue we will face is a shallow layer of cold air at the surface.  Warm air will overrun this cold air and generate some light rain.  If this cold layer at the surface is below freezing we could see freezing rain.  This is not a certainty but the possibility is there for freezing rain and temperature trends will have to be monitored as we get closer to Monday.

SNOW CHANCES LATE NEXT WEEK…

Next Thursday looks like another wintry weather event will be possible.  A strong upper level disturbance will be passing over Texas.  The atmosphere would be cold enough to support snow.  The latest EUROPEAN forecast model is showing 3″ to 5″ of snow for areas along the Red River Thursday.  But the GFS model is not as aggressive with this snow, keeping the storm system well to the north.  But as I mentioned yesterday, next week will be a very cold week with threat of wintry weather.  So please stay tuned to the forecast.

Here is a look at the European model precipitation forecast for next Thursday.  The pink line is the 32 degree temperature line.

Here’s a look at the European Snowfall Forecast for next Thursday.

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