Wednesday Update On Weekend Weather System

5:00 PM CST | February 7, 2018

As seen on the Facebook page:

"Our next weather-maker is currently swirling off the southern Alaska coast. This energy will organize as it digs southeast into the Pacific Northwest on Friday. This system *could* bring Winter Weather back to the state this weekend IF enough energy lags behind the Arctic front. The model guidance has been inconsistent over the last several days. Some runs showing a decent piece of energy swinging into the region, while others show a much flatter trough passing to our north as the front moves through the state. For moisture to be lifted over the shallow, cold airmass we need some energy to remain farther south and west.

Yesterday's forecast for North Texas had a chance of freezing rain this weekend. A few models trended toward the latter scenario last night and this morning, so outlets pulled this from your local forecasts. This is the same part of the weather pattern we saw December 22-24th. With that in mind, there should be a tendency for some of the energy to lag behind. This is why I said back on Friday that this system could be interesting. There is high confidence in a shallow, Arctic airmass moving into the state late Friday-Saturday. The main question right now is the amount of energy available after the cold front moves into the area. I will keep a close eye on it over the next few days and update as necessary."