* Light snow has now entered western portions of the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, into the Permian Basin. Only a portion of this precipitation is making it to the ground with some of it evaporating due to a layer of dry air about 3,000 feet above the ground. This area of precipitation is moving east. A dusting up to one inch of snow is possible through 4 AM.
* We’re seeing snow beginning to develop across the Permian Basin and Concho Valley from MIdland and Odessa southeast to Big Lake and the south side of San Angelo. This snow has actually been falling for a few hours but is now only getting to the ground after saturating the lower part of the atmosphere. This area of snow should expand north into the Big Country and West-Central Texas over the next few hours. This area of snow is moving east and could dump a dusting up to one inch of snow through 5 AM. Midland is now reporting light snow with visibility below two miles.
* North Texas remains dry early this morning and should remain so through sunrise. After sunrise we’ll see snow beginning to push into western North Texas. At this time our best guess for snow arrival in the D/FW Metroplex is 7-8AM (earlier west and a bit later to the east). 1 to 2 inches of snow looks like a good bet for accumulations in the D/FW Metroplex. Locally higher amounts will be possible west/northwest of D/FW. The morning rush hour is expected to be mainly dry but we could see a few slick bridges and roads develop mid-morning.