A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is moving through the region at 50mph from the west. These storms are producing very strong winds exceeding 60mph along with some pea to dime sized hail. Storms are currently stretching from Cleburne, to Fort Worth, to Decatur. These storms will reach Denton by 3:50pm, Frisco and Dallas by 4:25pm. These storms are also producing some lightning… in the unlikely event that you are conducting any outdoor activities now, then prepare for this storm. North Central Texas is also under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7:00pm, this watch includes Dallas and Tarrant counties, but not Collin or Denton.
A strong winter storm is set to affect the southern plains late this week, bringing heavy snow to the Texas panhandle and all of Oklahoma. This same storm system will affect north Texas as well with heavy rains likely, and winter precipitation possible.
Thursday afternoon through midnight will bring rainfall as warm moist air transports northward interacting with an approaching cold front. Heavy rains are likely for the second half of Thursday and flooding of low areas may be a concern.
As the front passes through, a slow transition phase will begin around Thursday midnight thru Friday morning. Rainfall will begin to slow and likely switch to just a light freezing rain for Friday morning thru mid-day. Temperatures for Friday will remain very cold with highs barely escaping freezing, topping out near 35 degrees. Winds will also pick up, wind chills will dip into the teens again, so wear a heavy coat. Cloud cover forecasts for the day Friday are a bit hard to determine, but as of right now the official forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies. This means icing will probably be something to consider Friday thru Saturday. Snowfall is still possible across the area Friday mid-day thru early afternoon, but the rain/mix/snow line will be right across our region and makes this somewhat hard to forecast specifically. The specific track of this low pressure system will have a great influence on our weather… if the low tracks 30 miles south of the forecast then we get snow, if it tracks to the north then we get rain only. I will provide updates if needed.
In any event, I would plan for winter precipitation with icing being the major factor for Friday morning. The icing problem will likely persist through Saturday mid-day.
Temperatures Friday will not exceed 35 degrees, with lows Saturday morning reaching 20 degrees. Saturday will remain cold with highs around 40. Sunday morning temps will be around 25 degrees, afternoon temps warm slightly up to 47. Another chance of rain will occur on Sunday evening thru Monday, but no winter weather or severe weather is forecast at this time. So its looking like the best day this weekend will be Sunday in the afternoon. Otherwise icing, windy and cold conditions will deter most outdoor activities.
As always if anything interesting or substantial changes, I will send out an update!
Hey everyone, its been awhile but there also hasn't been much interesting weather in the region until now. Today the eastern half of north Texas is under a 'Slight' risk for severe storms, with the best risk being severe hail. Storms are capable of developing anytime after 3pm when an atmospheric cap erodes, but with [read more...]
Hey folks, a significant arctic cold air blast will impact the area beginning tonight around midnight and last through Sunday at least. Air temperatures will fall as low as 11 to 14 degrees around the metroplex, with wind chills below zero! Freezing rain is also possible Wednesday night thru very early Thursday morning. The arctic [read more...]
Todays forecast calls for small areas of light rain, occasionally mixing with snow across parts of the Red River valley and northwest parts of north Texas. Snowfall would be very light, so no accumulations are expected at this time. Snowfall is not likely in Frisco or the DFW Metroplex, and if any occurs itll likely [read more...]
Record snowfall today at DFW Airport of 0.2 inches, breaking the previous record of a trace. …Record daily maximum snowfall set at Dallas/Fort Worth… A record snowfall of 0.2 inches was set at dfw Airport today. This is the first measurable snowfall on record for December 29. Trace snowfall amounts were previously recorded on this [read more...]
Hey folks… we may see another bout of snowfall to most of north Texas on Tuesday during the day. Current forecasts place us right around within a few degrees of freezing at the start of the event, and just below through the evening and night. This means for around an hour or so Tuesday, the [read more...]
Fairly heavy snowfall across parts of north Texas, with at least half of north Texas receiving some type of snowfall. Heaviest accumulations in the region occurred in northwest Texas near Bowie and Jacksboro with 9 inches of snowfall! Area roads have been completely shut down for most of the night. Road conditions will remain trecherous [read more...]
DFW Airport reported 3.0 inches of snowfall As of 6:29pm 12/24/09, DFW Airport recorded 2.3 inches of snowfall, far exceeding the previous record for this date of a trace. Snowfall is starting to end across the metroplex and should be over by 9 to 10pm in all areas. Temperatures are forecast to drop to the [read more...]
Snowfall today is still on track, with around 1-2 inches forecast for Frisco and higher amounts possible north and west of our area. Snowfall is expected to begin around 11am to noon, while surface air temps may still remain slightly above freezing. Snowfall will likely persist for several hours until maybe sundown? Surface air temps [read more...]