Don't let this sunny weekend fool you. Winter weather is headed to North Texas on Monday afternoon and bringing a chance of sleet and snow.
The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued a special weather statement Sunday, saying wintry precipitation was possible Monday night through Tuesday and travel will likely become hazardous. A winter weather advisory is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Monday and continue through noon Tuesday.
Monday afternoon commuters should see some rain, and as the front passes through Fort Worth temperatures will fall rapidly with some strong gusty north winds of 20 to 30 mph.
"Freezing rain and sleet are expected late Monday," NWS meteorologist Jason Godwin said. "Early Tuesday, the Fort Worth area should see an inch or less of snow. Some other areas could see more accumulations of snow."
Temperatures could fall to 21 on Tuesday morning with wind chill readings as low as 11 degrees. Forecasters say temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for more than 36 hours, until Wednesday afternoon.
"It's not going to be a crippling storm with lots of power outages or anything like that," Godwin said. "But that drive could be tough Tuesday morning."
Wednesday morning commuters also could face leftover icy road conditions.
Daytime temperatures on Thursday should reach the upper 30s.