Frigid Forecast For North Texas

Get ready for some of the coldest weather in years.

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- Of course, a big question on a lot of people's minds, Erin, could we see any potential for accumulation here with our colder weather?

ERIN MORAN: You know, it's still several days out. But I think our best bet for maybe seeing some measurable snowfall would be late Sunday into Monday. So it's not out of the question at this point. Right now, what we're more concerned with is the possibility of accumulating ice.

So just looking at the temperatures that we had this morning, I mean, Bowie was down to 24. Fort Worth was at 26. DFW airport, you dropped to 28, when our average for this time of year is 38. And even Palestine at 36, Tyler at 35.

So no wonder that that winter weather advisory went into place last night right around 10:00. And since then, the National Weather Service has extended it through at least Thursday afternoon, 3 o'clock in the afternoon tomorrow. And they've also expanded this to include almost all of North Texas and even down into Central Texas as well. So if you are going to be traveling south on the I-35 corridor tomorrow, this is something that you're going to have to be concerned with because look at what we've got going on on our Fort Worth Cam right now. Just completely iced over.

31 degrees, it feels like 20 degrees. And what we're going to be watching for, those temperatures falling into the 20s as we make our way into tonight.

What's happening is we've got some moisture kind of surging up from Central Texas. So light rain, a little bit of drizzle. But our temperatures are cooler here. And of course, precipitation, it has a cooling effect as well. So what we're watching for are temperatures to fall overnight to freezing and below, especially the farther north you are.

Red River counties, you've already kind of been dealing with this accumulating ice over the last 24 hours or so. And I do think as we get into tomorrow morning, we're going to be watching for more of this, even into the Metroplex. So Tarrant County, Dallas County, potentially even farther south and east, this is where we want to watch for those slick spots on the roads, the possibility of maybe a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch of ice.

Once we get into tomorrow afternoon, I think those temperatures are able to warm to above freezing. And so at that point, it becomes more of just cloudy skies, maybe some light drizzle, but hopefully not freezing drizzle at this point. But we are going to be watching for that ice accumulation. I think it could start as late as tonight but certainly by tomorrow morning. So just in time for that Thursday morning commute, we're going to be watching for some of those slick spots.

And then remember, temperatures are just going to continue to fall as we get into the weekend. And we've got several more rounds of wet weather. So we're going to be watching for the possibility of some more winter weather. Here we go. Winter cold is here. It's already kind of made its way farther south. And it's going to get colder into Thursday, into Friday, and especially into the weekend as well.

I mean, here we are Monday, just one particular model has 8 degrees for our temperature on Monday, likely a low on Monday. But look at these feels like temperatures as well. So this is where we get into the weekend. And it becomes dangerously cold to be outside. We're talking about windchills in the teens and 20s Saturday morning. We get to Saturday afternoon, we're going to still be dealing with wind chills in the teens and 20s.

Here we go Sunday morning, single digits. Sherman feeling like 8 degrees. Gainesville feeling like 5. Maybe feeling like 9 degrees in Denton. And then watch what happens as we get into Monday morning. This is just one model. But the negatives that we are seeing, I mean, this is incredible. That's the kind of weather that I remember growing up with in Vermont when I would go skiing in Vermont. So very, very serious cold coming our way for the weekend and into early next week. And I think especially Sunday and Monday, we have to watch for that snow potential.