• Large Hail
- Damaging Winds
- A Few Tornadoes
• Frequent Lightning
Good morning everyone, wanted to give a quick update on what to expect from today's storms. As of this morning, the "enhanced" risk region no longer covers most of North Texas, and instead just covers the Red River counties down in to Dallas and Tarrant, but only a small sliver in the extreme North of those cointies, leaving the rest of North Texas under a "Slight" risk. However, this does not mean we can let our guard down for counties outside of the "Enhanced" risk areas, folks inside of the "Slight" risk area need to pay close attention as well.
The brownish orange colored outline represents the "Enhanced" risk area, the yellow colored outline represents the "Slight" risk area.
Threats today may include:
• Large Hail
• Frequent Lightning
Forecast Timing for today's storms is between 4 PM and 12 AM.
As we approach the end of the work week, we may begin to see travel and road conditions begin to deteriorate as a winter storm moves into North Texas. This event is much different than the last winter precipitation event the saw just last week, and models are showing close to a 100% chance that we will see wintry precipitation in North Texas, as well as icy and slick roadways (this includes the DFW Metroplex) late this week. We will break down the timing and what to expect of this winter weather event in this blog post.
Below is an image from the NWS website showing the area where a winter storm watch has been issued (counties shaded in blue are under a winter storm watch):
Enjoy the beautiful, warm day while we have it. Tomorrow, on Wednesday, we will see mostly sunny skies across the region with highs in the upper 70's and a wind out of the Southwest at around 5 to 10 mph.
During the overnight hours Wednesday night, we begin to cool off and see lows around the upper 30's by midnight Thursday morning. A cold rain will begin to move into North Texas overnight, late, freezing rain is not expected.
During the day on Thursday, we could still be seeing some cold rain around the region during the morning hours, however Northern areas of North Texas could see some freezing rain, lasting until around noon. After noon, we may see a break in precipitation until the late afternoon hours roll around.
Thursday afternoon, the precipitation will return and we could begin to see freezing rain and ice around North Texas in the areas shaded in purple, THIS INCLUDES THE METROPLEX, however, areas Southeast of Dallas and Fort Worth will most likely see only a cold rain.
Overnight Thursday, we will see temperatures dipping down into the 30's & 20's in most areas and freezing rain turning to ice continuing overnight into Friday morning. Be sure to give yourself extra time during you morning commute as roadways, especially elevated roadways, could and most likely have ice on them. Also, be extra cautious of 'black ice' as well, black is ice that is not visible but does pose a risk to lose control of your vehicle.
There will also be a possibility to see some more wintry precipitation on Friday, and on into the weekend. I will have another blog post to break down the timing and chances later on.
What should we expect from this winter storm?
> Cold front arrives Wednesday.
> Freezing rain begins Thursday night, lasting into Friday.
> Poor road conditions, slow morning commute on Friday.
> More winter precip. possible over the weekend.
> Possible power outages, icy roads, and likelihood of having to remain at home for several days.
Stay with North Texas Storm Center for the latest on the winter storm as it closes in on North Texas!
Images from NWS Ft. Worth Website:
Photo Courtesy of C Jill Reed (Flickr)
The skies have once again opened up over North Texas for this weekend. A cold front moved in Friday afternoon and caused the skies to open up and give us some very nice and appreciated rains, as well as a nice cool down. Due to the cold front we will be seeing a very nice cool down this weekend with highs only in the mid 70's on Saturday and lower 80's on Sunday. as much as 1" to 3" of rain is expected to fall today. Remember to watch out in the low lying areas, as flooding could be likely today. The rain should move out of North Texas by Sunday morning. Be sure to keep with the latest from us on our Facebook Page, and our Twiter as well as on our Instagram!