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Chance of Wintry Weather Thursday Night

by CBS11 Meteorlogist Jeff Jamison
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Before we go any further, we are NOT expecting Icemageddon 2 on Thursday night.  Just very light wintry mix that is not anticipated to cause major traffic issues.

We will be milder Wednesday but turning much colder Wednesday night.  Thursday will be cloudy and very cold with temps near 30° all day with wind chills in the teens in the 20s.  By Thursday night, a disturbance will approach from the northwest.  The disturbance is fast-moving and has only moderate lift associated with it.  Combine that with the relatively dry air in place, and we’re not a heavy snow or ice event.

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There will be a chance of very light snow/sleet mix over North Texas Thursday night, with a better chance of freezing rain along the I-20 corridor in South and Southeast Texas.

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A closer look at Thursday night in North Texas shows that the chance of precip is actually small for areas north of I-20.  If you live in our far southern counties, you have a slightly better chance of seeing a little more light snow/sleet.

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Amounts are expected to be very light, with no accumulation over most of the area, perhaps a dusting.  In our southwestern and southern counties, we could see up to 1/2″ of sleet/snow.  Again, travel problems will be isolated and not widespread.

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Here’s the bottom-line for Thursday and Thursday night

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By midday Friday, temperatures should go back above freezing.  A quick turnaround in temperatures by the weekend with more mild air in place.

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