The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is telling people not to be fooled by the relatively pleasant temperatures they felt when they left for work or school Thursday morning.
It will be much colder later this afternoon, probably dropping into the mid to low 30s, and there could be some ice or snow on the ground.
Meteorologist Mark Fox said who gets snow or ice and how much they get will depend upon the development of bands of moisture and where and when they hit.
“There will be a chance for some snow bands to develop mainly from the Metroplex northward to the Red River,” the NWS said in an advisory. “Some minor accumulations of 1/2 to 1 inch will be possible mainly on grassy surfaces. The strongest band could produce an isolated amount of 2 inches. The precipitation will not last long and should end by this evening.”
Fox said they mainly want people to be aware and for motorists to slow down as the weather conditions start to change. That change will include a drop in temperatures. The area started the morning in the 50s but likely will end up in the 20s before it is all said and done.
Friday’s high is expected to be in the middle 40s with a low Friday night in the 20s again. Sunday repeats that pattern with the highs returning into the 50s on Monday before the bottom falls out Monday night with lows in the teens. Tuesday’s high, so far, is expected to be in the 30s.