Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Expect chilly temps and possible ice or snow this weekend in DFW
Said another way: An "arctic front" is headed our way.
We’ve heard it all before, but this time we might actually get some substantial icy weather in Denton County.
A Winter Storm Watch in is effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday for Denton County.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service said Monday that a cold front will move into the region on Wednesday, followed by an even colder arctic front on Thursday.
Rain will begin on Thursday and will likely be ongoing as temperatures fall below freezing, potentially transitioning to freezing rain Thursday evening into Friday.
If it all comes together, ice would initially accumulate on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses, but main road surfaces could also become slick as the storm progresses. Some sleet may also occur by Friday afternoon.
A break in the precipitation is expected Friday night into Saturday. But temperatures will likely be near or below freezing again Saturday night into Sunday when another round of wintry precipitation may occur.
As always, there is considerable uncertainty in the forecast, but weather officials advised that residents should still prepare for potential disruptions to travel on Friday which may linger throughout the upcoming weekend.
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