Will We Really See Ice or Snow This Week?

January 15, 2008 at 2:38 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In recent days, there has been talk of possible ice or snow returning to north Texas by mid-week. But I have my doubts.

But we will definitely see some big changes. Just a week ago, it was 80 degrees, and we had a low of 68 that same day, January 7th. Remember that the average temperatures this time of year range from a low of 34 to a high of 53. Our low temperature that day was 15 degrees above the average high!

This next cold front is coming from the Pacific Northwest, but it will draw some colder Canadian air down in it’s wake. Still, I don’t expect it will be too bad. We will get just a couple of degrees below freezing Thursday morning and Friday morning. Otherwise, it will be mostly in the 40’s. Not exactly arctic, but a big change from what we saw most of the last week.

I expect that as the upper low moves across to our south, we will see some rain developing in our area, with the heaviest rain developing Wednesday and Wednesday night, especially south and east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. By the time our temperature drops to freezing Thursday morning, the precipitation should have already ended in our area.

Still, it’s possible that as the rain ends late Wednesday night, we could see a little light sleet mixed in with the rain. But even if that happens, the surface temperatures will still be above freezing at that point, so any sleet that does form, will melt as soon as it hits the ground, and I don’t expect any icy road problems at all in north Texas.

So no snow day for the school kids!

Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock

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