Snow wrapping around the backside of the departing upper level low pressure system over the panhandle will keep much of the panhandle under the gun for some additional winter weather today. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect here until 6pm this evening. After that, wind chills in the -5 to -15 degree range overnight will become an issue as our next cold front begins to move through the area later this evening.
Elsewhere, all winter weather advisories and warnings have been dropped. Warming temps and abundant sunshine across the south plains and west/west central Texas will help to begin melting some of the ice and snow that accumulated over the past 48 hours. Fingers crossed that we can get enough melting to clear out the roads because if it doesn’t, the roads will re-freeze overnight. Highs across this region will range from the upper 30’s to upper 40’s which will certainly help with that. Rain across southeast Texas will clear out within the next few hours and skies will begin to clear behind the departing rain. Overall, today is going to be the warmest day we have for at least the next 5 days.
Another strong arctic cold front begins to move through the panhandle this evening and will continue to trek south across the state on Sunday. The good news is that the front will come through dry with no threat of additional winter weather through the week. We’ll get another shot of reinforcing cold air late Tuesday into Wednesday…and then yet another front expected by the end of next weekend…so we’re looking at a week of below average temps across most of the state. Next chances for rain look like they won’t arrive until the end of the week and should be primarily focused on south Texas and the eastern 1/2 of the state. Not seeing any hint of winter weather back mischief across west/west central Texas or the panhandle this week which will thankfully give y’all a chance to recover from yesterday’s event.
A look ahead…the main weather headlines this week will be the cold air that will infiltrate the state tomorrow and stick around throughout the upcoming work week. There may be some adjustments to these temps during the week, but we’ll keep you updated!