Rain, below-freezing temps on the way
A wet and wintry weekend is knocking at the door, with an arctic cold front and strong upper disturbance combining to bring rain and chilly temps to the Dallas-fort Worth area.
Widespread rain fell throughout Central and North Texas on Friday, prompting Six Flags Over Texas to close the grounds, including its annual Holiday in the Park.
One to 3 inches of rain were expected throughout the region, though the National Weather Service said as much as 5 or 6 inches were possible in isolated areas to the southeast near Palestine and Centerville.
A flood watch remains in effect for the region through midday Saturday.
“We should get a good, solid rain overnight, but nothing severe,” said Rick Mitchell, chief meteorologist for KXAS-TV (NBC5). “It will be pretty wet to start tomorrow, but that’ll taper off through the afternoon and be completely done by tomorrow evening.”
Largely cold rain is anticipated, but northwestern areas could experience a snow-rain mix with possible light accumulations on elevated or grassy surfaces near the Red River.
In Dallas, according to NBC5, high temps should max out near 43 degrees with a low of 41 and high probability of morning rain.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 47. While temps will climb into the mid-50s early in the week, nights will chill to below-freezing levels, with lows of 31 expected Monday and Tuesday.