Haters of the cold might want to get out a book and burrow under the covers again: Cold, damp and gray all three are in the forecast for the next few days in North Central Texas, with a slight chance of a small accumulation of snow on grassy areas Thursday and Friday morning.
Widespread rain moved in overnight and is expected to last throughout the day Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Commuters awoke to a cold rain in Fort Worth on Thursday morning, and a mix of rain and snow was reported in Denton to the north.
The precipitation could turn to a mix of rain and snow closer to Fort Worth Friday morning. Because temperatures will remain above freezing, road conditions should be fine — wet, but not slick with ice.
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“We can’t rule out that you could see a snowflake or two mixed with rain coming into work,” said Eric Martello, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
Chances for a rain-snow mix are higher west of Interstate 35W and north of Interstate 20, Martello said.
“We’re not expecting a lot of impact” from the snow, Martello said.
Even so, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was advising travelers to check on their flight status before heading to the airport.
As much as an inch of rain could fall in some areas. The probability for an inch or more is 80 percent in the DFW area, according to the weather service, and 90 percent to the south in Temple, Waco, Corsicana and Palestine.
As for temperatures, forget about the balmy 70 degrees of last weekend — Thursday’s high will be around 42 degrees, according to the weather service. Friday’s low should be in the low 30s, while Friday’s high is expected to be 48 degrees.
The sun makes a comeback on Saturday, when the high is expected to reach 56, and Sunday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 62.
For more weather details, visit the National Weather Service’s Dallas/Fort Worth page.