There’s little doubt that the Dallas-Fort Worth area is going to get another dose of heavy rain.
Forecasters are calling for 2-4 inches across the Metroplex between now and Saturday. Even heavier amounts of rain are predicted for Central and Southeast Texas, where flooding is likely between San Antonio and College Station.
“We’re pretty confident that 2-4 inches will fall across the Dallas-Fort Worth area but those amounts could be a little higher if the system slows down,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez.
The trickier part of the forecast is how close a wintry mix of snow and ice gets to Tarrant and Dallas counties on Saturday.
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Forecasters currently say the frozen precipitation could dip into parts of Wise and Denton counties.
“We’ll be watching it closely to see if we need to move that line further south,” Sanchez said.
Anyone headed north into Oklahoma or the Texas Panhandle could find themselves in the midst of a winter storm.
The National Weather Service has already issued a winter storm watch starting Saturday night that includes Wichita Falls, Vernon and a good chunk of Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City.
“People driving north into Oklahoma on Interstate 35 will need to pay attention to the conditions,” Sanchez said.
There are concerns that an ice storm could cause power outages in parts of Oklahoma from downed power lines.
Parts of the Panhandle could see 4-8 inches of snow with a winter storm watch in effect from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon.