Couple of Days of Winter Weather

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KTVT FreezeWarning

Overnight drizzle kept falling along with the temperatures. Where those temperatures dropped below freezing the drizzle/mist started sticking to the surfaces of bridges and overpasses. A Freezing Drizzle Advisory continues in Parker, Wise, Denton and Collin Counties until 10am… until temperatures get above freezing.

Highs today won’t be very warm, it’ll only reach into the mid-30’s with a strong north wind and clouds. We could be getting a little big of drizzle or light rain by afternoon still.

NTX Tomorrow Highs

But the big story is the all about two weather systems and how they react to each other over north Texas. One is an upper-level disturbance (a short-wave) this is part of the weather coming out of the west. It will sweep in right behind a developing low over the east Texas coastline.

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Timing is everything in a set-up like this. The fun should start late tonight into the overnight hours when temperatures fall into the upper 20’s. Freezing rain and sleet will change over to snow and sleet for the metroplex:

NTX Rain Chances2 NTX Rain Chances2A

Depending on the timing of the system coming in from the west/northwest this should be light amounts of precipitation. Most of the road surfaces should have minor impacts save for the Red River counties.

Tuesday morning to noon we’ll have the worse of it (as it looks now). The wintry mix will be moving to the east and changing over to rain by afternoon. Again, we are expecting minor amounts for the metro area:

NTX Rain Chances3  NTX Rain Chances3A

As it looks now this is the forecast for precipitation totals. Snowfall might accumulate across our northern counties:

Snowfall Forecast2

This forecast like most winter forecasts will be adjusted as we draw closer and closer to the event. Please stay posted to CBS11 Weather for the latest information.

After below-normal temperatures and a couple rounds of winter weather to start February things are going to turn warm again. By next weekend we could even have some 70° weather!

Extended PMpencilhelper Couple of Days of Winter Weather

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