3:00 PM CST | January 27, 2019
It is a gorgeous day here in Fort Worth! Lots of sunshine and mild temperatures for this time of year. As you look at the satellite this afternoon, you can see that most of the state is seeing sun at the moment. Unfortunately, BIG changes arrive tomorrow as an Arctic front barrels through the Plains. This will drop temperatures below normal for several days.
Before I discuss the extended forecast, I thought I would share some pictures I have taken while out and about this weekend. It was nice to just go walking, enjoy some fresh air... AND see some sun for a change. You cannot let good days in January go to waste. :)
As for the extended forecast, we should see temperatures begin moderating a few days after tomorrow's cold front. I discussed this Saturday morning on the Facebook page. As we get later into the first week and particularly the second week of February, we should see a wetter and more active weather pattern return. With significant blocking WELL to our north, dislodging all of the cold air, it will take some days for the cold air to "reload". This is when we should see a moderating of temperatures to start February. The media is in a tail spin over the "Polar Vortex". Two weeks ago, I said here that, if my thinking was correct on the weather pattern, we would begin hearing this term thrown around again. This should not come as too much of a surprise for those who follow this page. I do believe we will see more opportunities for ice/snow before winter is over.
There will be the potential for a wintry mix and/or light snow for parts of East Texas Monday night as some moisture lingers behind the front. Minor accumulations are possible. Some flurries (brief light snow?) will be possible in the Texas Panhandle during the day tomorrow. Otherwise, the greater chance for snow and accumulations will unfortunately be to our east. On Tuesday, the chance for at least a brief wintry mix will extend as far south as Baton Rouge, Biloxi, and Mobile. Yes, I know... If you have not seen snow yet, do not give up. Let me just say that we still have February and possibly March to get through before it is all said and done.