Last night’s cold front has made it down into south Texas this evening leaving chilly temps in its wake. As another upper level piece of atmospheric energy enters the state tonight, light snow will be possible across parts of the western panhandle, rolling plains and west central Texas. Not too many chances of accumulating snow, but folks in and around Amarillo, Lubbock, Pecos, Midland/Odessa and down towards San Angelo could see anywhere from 1/4 to 1 inch accumulation by tomorrow morning. Some bridges and overpasses could become slick, but widespread travel impacts are not expected. Further east towards Stephenville and Hamilton, Mineral Wells and up into Graham…a dusting is more likely as snow totals are trending lighter the further east you go. The Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex could see some flurries tomorrow morning, but that will be about it. Austin/San Antonio could see a winter mix of light sleet with some flurries mixed in. Travel impacts are not expected in any of those areas as most of the wintry precip is expected to melt upon contact with the ground.
Lows tonight, quite chilly with 20s expected across much of the panhandle and north Texas. West and central Texas will drop down just below freezing, and coastal areas will drop into the upper 30s to low 40s. The warmest temps overnight will reside across deep south Texas with lows in the upper 40s. We’ll begin a bit of a warming trend tomorrow with highs popping up into the 40s and 50s. Temperatures will continue to warm each day this week with the warmest day expected to be on Friday with widespread 70s expected.
A look ahead….By the end of next weekend, it’s looking like we’ll be in for another arctic air intrusion…and this time, it will be hanging up its hat for awhile and lingering well into next week. Next week looks damp, too. It’s still a long ways out, so expect lots of updates between now and then! David will have a blog out later with the Outlook and our current thoughts about next week, so be sure to check back!