2:45 PM CST | March 2, 2019
Happy spring, everyone! March is the start of the meteorological spring season. You wouldn't know it, though, by going outside. It is CHILLY out there! Unfortunately, the coldest weather is yet to come. Depending on where you live, this will arrive either tonight or tomorrow. The Texas Panhandle is under a Winter Weather Advisory through noon Sunday, where a mixture of freezing drizzle, freezing rain, and light snow is expected. With frigid temperatures in place, roadways will become hazardous. Drivers should exercise caution.
A light Wintry Mix, primarily freezing drizzle, will also occur across Northwestern Texas late tonight and tomorrow morning. The extent of this precipitation could extend as far south and east as a Bonham, to Weatherford, to Eastland line on Sunday morning. While only light amounts are anticipated, some slick spots can be expected where the freezing drizzle occurs. I would not be surprised to see some counties placed under a short-term winter weather advisory tonight/early tomorrow.
I have created a video showing the latest forecast temperatures for several cities across the state. Beginning Wednesday, we will really begin to thaw out with above normal temperatures returning thereafter... at least for a bit. There is something in this forecast for everybody. Those who like the cold should be thrilled about the next few days. Those who (like myself) want it to finally just warm up, will be happy with the weather later this next week. I mean, come on, it's March now. ;)
Stay safe, and do not be in a rush on the roadways. On Thursday morning, there were over 100 wrecks in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro alone because of freezing drizzle. Whatever it is can wait a few more minutes to drive more cautiously. For the latest local weather information for your area, please visit the National Weather Service website. You can also find Texas Storm Watch on Facebook, where I will also be posting updates on the weather this weekend.