Good morning everyone!  The snow that developed overnight across the panhandle is moving out of the panhandle and into southern Oklahoma and western north Texas at this time.  Most of the reports so far have shown accumulations of around an inch across the eastern panhandle.  Across western north Texas, current reports indicate that rain is making a changeover to snow along the Hwy 287 corridor from Wichita Falls and westward.  This area of rain and snow mix will push east this morning and bring north central Texas a chance for seeing similar snow/rain conditions later this morning and into the early afternoon hours.  Little has changed in the forecast for the DFW metroplex which will see mostly just rain across the immediate metroplex, then a combination of rain mixed with snow for the northern counties. The most likely location to see any sort of all snow precip with accumulations will be right along the Red River.  Surface temperatures today across the area are expected to remain above freezing, so any snow that does fall will melt right away.  Here’s a look at how the radar might shape up between now and evening.

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The cold front and accompanying upper level disturbance bringing the colder air and rain/snow chances will continue to push south today.  As the front nears the coast, we’ll see a chance for some strong to severe storms along and south of the I-10 corridor between Corpus Christi and the Houston/Galveston metro area.  The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a Marginal Risk of severe weather across this region for later this afternoon.  Large hail will be the main threat along with periods of heavy rain and frequent lightning.  Timing for storm development across this region today will be from around noon to around 5pm.

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Last but not least, here’s a look at today’s forecast highs and tonight’s lows.  The effects of today’s front will be short-lived and we’ll see highs jump back up into the 50s and 60s once again for much of the state by Sunday.  Another cold front will arrive late Sunday, but it too looks to have only minimal impacts on daytime highs during the first part of the work week.

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