Snow next week? Maybe, says ‘out­ly­ing’ fore­cast

Strong cold front due in com­ing days, but only pre­cip likely to be rain

The Dallas Morning News - - Obituaries - By JE­SUS JIMENEZ Staff Writer je­sus.jimenez@dal­las­news.com Twit­ter: @je­sus_jimz

An­other strong cold front is ex­pected to move through North Texas early next week, and it could bring some win­try pre­cip­i­ta­tion.

The best chance of snow or win­try pre­cip­i­ta­tion will be north­west of Dal­las-fort Worth. But one out­ly­ing fore­cast says D-FW has a chance.

Wi­chita Falls has a 60 per­cent chance of rain and snow in its fore­cast for Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Nor­man, Okla.

If Wi­chita Falls sees snow, it would be late Sun­day into early Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to Alex Zwink, a weather ser­vice me­te­o­rol­o­gist in Nor­man.

The ma­jor­ity of fore­cast mod­els show a tenth of an inch to half an inch of snow ac­cu­mu­la­tions pos­si­ble in Wi­chita Falls, Zwink said. One model says colder air could re­sult in up to 3 inches of snow for the area, but Zwink said that fore­cast was “out­ly­ing” from the oth­ers.

That par­tic­u­lar model shows a chance of win­try pre­cip­i­ta­tion in D-FW. Zwink said it’s un­likely but can’t be ruled out.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Fort Worth said that if pre­cip­i­ta­tion falls in Dal­las-fort Worth next week, it will be rain.

“We’re watch­ing it right now,” said Ja­son Dunn, a me­te­o­rol­o­gist in Fort Worth. “It looks like we’ll have some rain. We’ll dry out re­ally quick be­fore the cold air comes down.”

The cold air with the front likely won’t make it to D-FW in time to cre­ate chances of win­try pre­cip­i­ta­tion, he said.

The weather team at KXASTV (NBC5) is also eye­ing the pre­cip­i­ta­tion chances.

“We’re keep­ing an eye on on it,” said NBC5 weather an­chor Keisha Burns. She said D-FW will likely just get a “cold rain.”

Re­gard­less of what type of pre­cip­i­ta­tion falls, this next cold front will make tem­per­a­tures dip. Lows by Wed­nes­day morn­ing could be be­low freez­ing for por­tions of North Texas.

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