Just to recap some of the items covered earlier this evening….we have a large portion of the state under a variety of winter weather watches and advisories in effect through at least Monday evening. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much of the state covered under this many advisories. Local forecasters continue to pour over the latest batch of data rolling in and there is a possibility that a few more counties across northeast Texas could be added to the current Winter Storm Warning (pink) area by tomorrow morning.
Here’s a look at current radar and temps. Rain across the northern panhandle is expected to transition over to all snow shortly after midnight. This is the first round of snow expected to impact the region. The next round will come late Sunday into Monday.
Scroll down for a peek at the latest forecast model data for precipitation type between 6am tomorrow morning and 6pm Monday evening. This will provide an overview of what to expect over the next 48 hours. It’s not looking pretty at all for much of western and central portions of north Texas. Sleet accumulations from DFW north and west are projected to be anywhere from 1/2 to 1 inch, and this is sure to cause some major travel headaches across the region. We could see some convective banding of sleet which means some locally higher amounts of sleet accumulation as well across western north Texas to just west of the immediate DFW metro. Hard to say at this point where that will set up, but it’s a good possibility. We encourage everyone to please check local media or www.drivetexas.org for the latest on road conditions before you head out in Monday morning…or just stay off the roads if you don’t have to go anywhere. We’ll continue to monitor things throughout the night and let you know if any of the current forecast thinking changes.