Snow next week? Maybe, says ‘outlying’ forecast
Strong cold front due in coming days, but only precip likely to be rain
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.