FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The snow has ended except for eastern sections of North Texas. Still seeing some blowing light snow. Overall accumulations over most of North Texas were a quarter of an inch to one inch. Some areas along the Red River where our storm team forecast 3-5 inches look to have received 2 inches. We spend the remainder of the afternoon until 4 PM under a Winter Weather Advisory for light snow.
WIND ADVISORY AND WIND CHILL ADVISORY DROPS AT 4 P.M.
Temperatures have rebounded from the teens to the twenties in our main metropolitan and mid-cites areas. Right now 20 in Fort Worth, 21 in Dallas, 22 Arlington and 23 Grand Prairie. Wind chill factors still coming in anywhere from 2 to 10 degrees above zero. Wind chill factors below zero are possible throughout the day. A new Wind Chill Advisory will go into effect from 6 P.M. through 8 A.M. Thursday.
HARD FREEZE WARNING
This is the second time this season…the first being last week when the National Weather Service debuted this new bulletin. It’s so new, we cannot automatically plot this on our maps…pending a software update. The warning goes out when the air temperature is expected to reach 10 degrees or colder for parts of North Texas. This type of warning was created to warn North Texans of the likelihood of frozen pipes and the consequent serious property damage. We are forecasting a low of 15 for our metro area with rural areas north and west dipping into the single digits. The warning is from 9 P.M. through 8 A.M.
QUICK RECOVERY TO A RAPID WARM UP
With the limited snowfall today, temperatures will push above the freezing mark Thursday afternoon with abundance sunshine. Any lingering moisture on roadways should melt and evaporate during the day and should not pose an problem come Friday morning as temperatures push down below the freezing mark again.
A quiet pattern will bring mainly sunny skies through the weekend along with a rapid warm up with close to 50 Friday and 60s for the weekend.