Updated look at winter weather possibility this week
As I’m sure you have heard or seen, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex may see some wintry weather this week in the form of freezing rain and sleet. The forecast is certainly a fluid estimation, but here’s the current thinking.
Temperatures should remain above freezing until the early morning hours of Wednesday (2AM – 5AM) where they are projected to drop below the freezing level. Along with the drop in temperatures is the chance for precipitation which would certainly have the possibility to be a wintry mix.
As of right now (New Year’s Eve), the chance for freezing rain begins around 6AM on Wednesday morning and continues through the day Wednesday and into the early morning hours of Thursday (5AM). There is also a chance of sleet on Wednesday evening (6PM – 11PM). These times are not set in stone, just an estimate of when the wintry weather may start or end.
Any accumulations of rain, freezing rain, or sleet will likely freeze overnight Thursday since temperatures may dip into the upper 20s.
At this time, the highest chance for accumulations and potential travel impacts is in our western counties. Temperatures should remain above freezing for areas east of the DFW Metroplex.
As always, the forecast is a very fluid situation and will certainly change before Wednesday. There is no need to run to the store and cause a bunch of panic. Just keep this forecast in mind for your week and please check back for any updates. We recommend you continue to follow us, Texas Storm Chasers, and the US National Weather Service Fort Worth TX.