Widespread snow continues to fall across the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, Rolling Plains, Big Country, and will enter Northwest Texas by 6:30 AM. Most snow is light but there are pockets of locally heavier snow falling. One such snow band is over Lubbock and quickly dropped over two inches of snow on all surfaces included roads. Snow is now entering western North Texas with snow falling in Abilene and Coleman. This area of snow will continue to develop and push east/northeast towards the D/FW Metroplex. We’re anticipating a 7 to 8 AM arrival time for western areas of D/FW with 8 to 9 AM for a majority of the D/FW Metroplex. Snow is expected to accumulate with a reduction in visibility. 1 to 2 inches of snow will be possible in the D/FW Metroplex with 1 to 3 inches possible west/northwest of the D/FW Metroplex into Northwest Texas. 1 to 3 inches of snow will be possible across the Big Country and West-Central Texas. Only a dusting up to half an inch of snow is expected south of the D/FW Metroplex and into East Texas. With temperatures well below freezing snow will have the potential to accumulate on roads. This is not anticipated to be a widespread/high-impact event but slick/snow-covered roads are a possibility. Temperatures won’t rise above freezing until Saturday and we’re expecting freezing rain tonight which will put a layer of ice on top of any snow accumulations. That is when we may have more widespread issues with slick/hazardous roadways in the D/FW Metroplex, North Texas, and Big Country.
Here are the latest accumulation forecasts for this morning into the early afternoon hours.