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More snow unlikely soon; cold, dry week forecast

Those who missed the frosty flakes over the weekend are unlikely to see them in the near future.

Sunday's was the first snow of the season, registering 0.2 inch, according to the National Weather Service. On Monday, 0.1 inch fell.

Although no snow records were broken either day, the "water" record was shattered Sunday with 1.27 inches of precipitation at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. The previous record was 0.86 inch in 1955.

"That's quite a bit of rain for winter, because it's one of our drier winter months," said meteorologist Dan Shoemaker of the weather service's Fort Worth office.

The Monday morning commute was worse in the eastern Metroplex.

"We got really lucky in Tarrant County," Shoemaker said. "The roads were pretty well dry in Tarrant County. ... The snow stopped an hour earlier than it did in Dallas."

The forecast for the rest of the week calls for chilly and dry weather.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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