DFW Spared from Severe Winter Weather


Melted snowman | Image by ju_see

A storm system rolling through will bring much-needed rain to North Texas but parts of the region may see wintery conditions. DFW is now expected to be spared the worst of the storm.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for some northern and western parts of the region, according to WFAA. Wichita Falls and Bowie began seeing snowy mixes as early as 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The metroplex is not yet under a Winter Weather Advisory but Collin and Denton Counties have been added to the list. Data from the National Weather Service show that, if DFW does receive a bit of the wintry mix, residents will begin to see it Tuesday between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, these weather conditions are the tail-end of a storm system that began rolling in last night in some areas. Although the metroplex was in need of moisture, temperatures have dropped significantly across the state. 

Only some areas under the Winter Weather Advisory are likely to see snowy accumulation, but TxDOT has taken precautions to prevent slushy conditions. The department announced that bridges, overpasses, and major interstates were pretreated with brine. The department’s tweet explained that this pre-treatment delays the formation of ice on roadways. 

Most of North Texas will experience light rain and snow going into the evening.

This is predicted to continue until around midnight and counties within the advisory area might see an accumulation of up to two inches, according to the National Weather Service. This is likely to only occur on elevated surfaces like grass and overpasses. Temperatures are expected to stay above freezing so nothing is expected to stick to roadways. 

Travel should not be substantially affected. Temperatures are predicted to remain above freezing overnight, making frozen roads unlikely for most.

By Wednesday morning, the rain is expected to have stopped but North Texans can expect cloudy skies for the rest of the week, according to WFAA. 

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