Winter Storm & Bitter Cold Weather On The Way

1:30 PM CST | January 15, 2018

An Arctic front is moving through the Southern Plains right now. The leading edge of the front is pushing through far North Texas, but the freezing air will be delayed a few hours. Showers will develop, especially along the boundary later today. As moisture continues to lift northward, a light wintry mix will develop to the north of I-20 around sunset. This area of light wintry precipitation will gradually expand southward into the I-20/30 corridors by mid-evening. To give you an idea of what we will see unfold, I have attached a loop from one of our best weather models. It is from the midday run of the HRRR model, and it depicts the precipitation from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM tomorrow morning. Please keep in mind that the radar will not look exactly like this, but it does give you an idea.

The greatest accumulations and worst travel conditions will be across the Winter Storm Warning area. Snow will be the primary hazard in the northeast, and Ice will be the main hazard in the southwest. In the Winter Weather Advisory area, light accumulations of Snow/Sleet and even some Ice will cause travel impacts for *parts* of the area. It is important to note that not everyone will see accumulations in the advisory area. Bitter cold air will be entrenched across the state Tuesday night, when a good portion of the state will drop into the single digits and teens. Make sure to protect sensitive plants and animals. Make sure sprinklers are off, and faucets are protected. If you need any last minute items before the Winter Storm and cold weather, now is the time to get them. You can get the latest on the blog and Facebook page. If you have any pictures of the winter weather you would like to share, please do so on the Facebook page! Weather pictures are always welcome.

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