If you looked closely, light snow flurries could be seen falling across parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday morning.
“We’ve had reports in Tarrant, Denton, Collin counties and as far west as Breckenridge,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Dunn. “It’s very, very light. There’s no accumulation. It’s all melting.”
A cold front that moved into North Texas Thursday dropped temperatures into the low 40s, and a hard freeze is promised for overnight.
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It will be the first freeze in 11 months at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the official recording station for the National Weather Service. The last freeze was recorded on Jan. 8 when the temperature dropped to 20 degrees. That was the earliest last freeze on record for the DFW area, according to the National Weather Service.
By Friday morning, temperatures are expected to drop into the mid- to upper-20s across the area then rebound into the 50s.
While cold, it won’t be anything like the snow and ice storm that caused all sorts of problems four years ago, when 2 inches of snow and .85 inches of ice fell on Dec. 6. As the ice melted and refroze, freeways and streets became rocky roads of ice, a driving condition that was described as “cobblestone ice.”
Highs are expected to be back in the 60s on Sunday.