Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
A major storm system will move from the southern plains into the central plains over the next 36 hours. It will bring Blizzard Conditions and heavy snow from the Texas Panhandle up through Kansas/Missouri:
This Storm brings a triple threat of weather for us starting in the early morning hours tomorrow.
SEVERE WEATHER THREAT IN THE MORNING
I expect a line of storms to form just ahead of a frontal boundary in the early morning hours across our western edge.
The severe weather threat is higher west of Fort Worth. Large hail and damaging winds are possible from Bowie down to Glenn Rose. The severe risk lessens as the line moves across the metro but small hail and damaging winds are possible none the less:
WIND STORM BY AFTERNOON
Behind this front we’ll enjoy some brief clearing. As the afternoon goes on the winds turn to the northwest and start to howl. We’ll have wind gusts up to 50 mph. A Wind Advisory is in effect for all of north Texas from 10am to Midnight:
The strongest winds will be on the Edwards Plateau with gusts over 50 mph. In the metro area I expect the winds to be steady in the 30-40 mph range with gusts around 50 mph.
This is the type of wind that can create power outages and traffic accidents from unplanned lane changes; the threat of grass fires exists as well. Please bring in your trash cans and anything else that can get taken by the wind and blown into a roadway or person.
SNOW THREAT MONDAY NIGHT
The temperatures are going to start dropping by mid-afternoon, out of the upper 50′s and down into the 40′s. There will be a BLIZZARD going on in the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma:
We get a glancing blow from this winter storm. I expect to see snow from Wichita Falls over to Paris along the Red River Counties; as much of an inch of snow in fact. For the I-20 corridor including the Dallas/Fort Worth area I expect to see a light mix. Temperatures will stay above freezing Tuesday morning so I’m not expecting this wintry mix to create any road problems for the metro area:
The winds will start to diminish by late morning on Tuesday. It’ll be dry for the rest of the week into next weekend. Its going to be cool and breezy, highs will stay in the 50′s all work week with lows around freezing.