The National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued winter weather and wind advisories for the Texoma area Thursday ahead of a steep temperature drop that arrived during the afternoon and saw temperatures just above freezing.
It was much colder in the afternoon than it had been in the morning, dropping from the 50s into the mid 30s with significant winds. A forecast low of 24 degrees Thursday night also brought a slight chance of show to the area.
Meteorologist Mark Fox said who got snow or ice and how much of it there was Thursday depended on 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 its 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. ”
Fox said the NWS mainly wanted people to be aware of the temperature drop and for motorists to always remember to slow down as the weather conditions start to change.
Friday’s high is expected to be in the low to mid 40s with 10-15 mph winds in the morning. Those winds are expected to decrease to 5-10 mph in the afternoon and Friday night is expected to have a low around 24 degrees again.
On Saturday, the skies will be mostly sunny, but the temperature isn’t likely to get past 37 degrees. Winds that day will be between 10-15 mph, but gusts are possible as high as 20 mph. Saturday night will remain mostly clear with a low around 22 and 5-10 mph winds.
Sunday repeats that pattern with the highs reaching into the low 40s and the low temperature that evening expected around 30 degrees. Temperatures will return to near 50 degrees on Monday before the bottom falls back out Monday night with a projected low temperature of 23 degrees. Tuesday is expected to bring more sunny skies with a high near 36 and Wednesday will see more cloudy a high temperature forecast for near 41 degrees.