Precipitation has rapidly expanded in coverage across the Big Country, Concho Valley, and western North Texas over the past 45 minutes. This is due to lift increasing from the approaching upper level low.
Light snow has been reported in Frisco and McKinney and is also a sign that lift is increasing.
We’ll see precipitation continue to expand in coverage and move northeast into North Texas this morning. Widespread 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected from the D/FW Metroplex northeast and east. Some locations could see over 6 inches of snow with heavy snow bands. Slushy and slick roads are possible for the morning commute.
We’ll continue to monitor data overnight and refine the accumulation forecast as the event starts getting underway. I will say that there could be a small area of 6+ inches of snow somewhere in North and Northeast Texas by the time this is said and done. The upper level low looks like its a bit stronger than previously expected and surface temperatures are a tad cooler. Like I said before these upper level lows are trolls and will have surprises. Don’t be surprised if someone gets clobbered by a lot of snow this morning. Regardless we should see any road impacts quickly clear up this afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing.
We’ll see snow move east of D/FW by 10 AM and out of Northeast and East Texas by 2 PM as the winter storm impacts Arkansas, Louisiana, and states across the Southeast United States.