How does the old saying go? “March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb?” I certainly hope so after the start we’ve had! Chilly today with temps in the upper 20′s and low 30′s for a large portion of northern Texas where many areas received freezing rain and sleet yesterday. Roads are slick across the panhandle and into northern Texas this morning, but increasing sunshine and dry winds will help to clear off residual snow/sleet and ice. There may still be patchy ice spots overnight and tomorrow morning, but we’re hoping the bulk of it will be out of here before sundown.
One interesting item to note…some folks across north central Texas are actually getting “lake effects snow” this morning! I live by Lake Lewisville and noticed it snowing this morning, but didn’t put 2 and 2 together on this because it’s so rare for our area. But, there ya go!
No other precip is expected today across the northern half of the state, but for the southern half, precip is expected to pick up later today and during the overnight hours as another upper level disturbance approaches from northern Mexico. This will set the stage for another round of freezing rain/sleet for parts of central Texas by early tomorrow morning. Conley will have a detailed blog out later today, so be on the lookout for that around lunchtime!
Lows tonight…chilly once again, but thankfully not as low as last night’s temps for folks in the panhandle. Temps will remain on the chilly side for most of the week. Western Texas and along the Rio Grande will likely see the warmest temps across the state this week with highs back into the 60′s by Wednesday. For the rest of the state, the chilly daytime highs hang on a bit longer, but by Friday most of the state should be seeing the nice pleasant 70′s once again. But, then we’ve got yet another cold front expected to arrive over the weekend, so we’re not done yet with the rollercoaster ride of temps!