With temperature highs expected to be in the 70s during most of the work week — melting any remaining snow and ice that plagued the weekend — an incoming cold front could bring rain and sleet next weekend.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Juan Hernandez said on Sunday the Texoma area is in a gradual warming trend, so the Sherman-Denison area is expected to have a high around 59 Monday. Temperatures are expected to go up Tuesday with a high around 73 and a Wednesday high around 75.
“We’ll stay in the 70s on Thursday and then a cold front comes in Friday with a high forecast to be right around 54 degrees,” Hernandez said.
The upcoming temperature highs are in contrast to last Friday’s low of 13 and Saturday’s low of 9 degrees. The Friday snow deposited about 1.25 inches in the Texoma area with a little more to the east of Grayson County towards Paris, Hernandez said. Snow and ice remained on the ground in shaded areas in parts of Grayson County through Sunday.
The icy weekend conditions contributed to numerous wrecks reported in the Sherman-Denison area. Sherman Police said between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, more than 50 wrecks were reported. From Friday morning into that night, Denison Police reported 20 wrecks.
Hernandez said by Tuesday, there should be little sign of the previous winter weather.
“With the temperatures up in the 70s, I would totally expect all of that to melt away,” Hernandez said.
As the cold front hits the area Friday, Hernandez said the weekend temperatures will continue to go down. Saturday is expected to have a high around 44 and the Sunday high will be around 42. A chance of rain and thunderstorms could hit the area Friday, as it moves ahead of the cold front. With the cold front, Hernandez said some precipitation could freeze.
“Looking into the weekend, it’s still a ways away, but possibly a mix of precipitation — maybe rain mixed with sleet or maybe freezing rain,” Hernandez said. “That’s still next weekend, so things most likely will change.”
Before that cold front strikes next weekend, Hernandez advised that the next several days would be the ideal time to make use of the warmer temperatures.
“If you want to enjoy the outdoors, the work week would be great before the next cold front comes through,” Hernandez said.