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January 31, 2014

A few snowflakes are possible for DFW on Sunday

Forecasters aren’t predicting any serious problems for DFW when the cold returns Sunday.

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, there could be a few snowflakes across North Texas.

Forecasters aren’t calling for a repeat of the ice storm that gridlocked Dallas-Fort Worth in early December, but some areas northwest of Fort Worth could see a couple of inches of snow Sunday.

“I think we’re probably going to see some snow mixed in with the rain in the Metroplex, but it doesn’t look like we’re going to see anything accumulate,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Dunn said. “But there is an area from Eastland to Graham to Gainesville that could see up to 2 inches on the grass.”

For now, forecasters don’t expect major problems on roadways, partly because the ground will be so warm ahead of a cold front that arrives Saturday afternoon. But they aren’t ruling out some problems Sunday night if temperatures are a little lower than expected.

“We’ll have to watch bridges from Fort Worth to Denton and then back to the north and northwest,” Dunn said.

Anyone traveling to or from southern Oklahoma could also see problems.

On Saturday, temperatures will climb into the mid-60s before the cold front arrives at midday.

“By tomorrow afternoon, we should really start feeling it,” Dunn said Friday.

Highs will mostly be in the 40s and 50s next week. Right now, forecasters predict another chance of rain next weekend.

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