Freezing rain, maybe snow in early-week forecast

Posted Sunday, Feb. 09, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Here comes Old Man Winter, again.

A modified Arctic front arrived in North Texas on Sunday afternoon, packing bone-chilling cold temperatures and chances of a wintry mix on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday morning commuters will face temperatures just above freezing and light freezing rain. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s on Monday, but a strong north wind will provide wind-chill readings as low as 19 to 24 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of freezing rain or sleet Monday night in Tarrant County.

“Travel could be difficult late Monday and Tuesday because there’s a chance of sleet, snow or freezing rain,” said meteorologist Matt Bishop of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Sunday. “And the low temperature could be 27 on Tuesday.”

Also Tuesday, forecasters said there’s a 40 percent chance of a wintry mix falling on Tarrant County. That mix could include sleet, snow or freezing rain. Daytime temperatures will get to the upper 30s, but a strong north wind will still be around, plunging the wind chill to 15-20 degrees.

“After Tuesday, it should get warmer and drier,” Bishop said.

On Wednesday, North Texans will have partly cloudy skies with a morning temperature of 29 with a high of 49.

Morning temperatures for the rest of the week will be in the mid-30s and upper 40s. High temperatures will get into the 60s on Thursday and Friday.

On Valentine’s Day, it should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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