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Snowflakes could fall during Fort Worth Stock Show parade

A few flakes could be mixed with rain Saturday but it isn’t expected to be anything like the snowfall seen last March across Tarrant County.
A few flakes could be mixed with rain Saturday but it isn’t expected to be anything like the snowfall seen last March across Tarrant County. Star-Telegram

For those headed to Saturday’s All Western Parade in downtown Fort Worth, bundle up.

After Friday’s spring-like weather with highs in the lows 60s, winter will return in time for the 11 a.m. parade.

Forecasters said there’s a 40 percent chance a few snow flakes — along with some light rain — could fall from late Saturday morning into the afternoon.

Temperatures will be in the 40s so none of the snow will stick around but with winds gusting as high as 20 mph, it will certainly feel like winter. Wind chills will be in the 30s.

It’s going to be really raw outside.

National Weather Service meteorologist Lamont Bain

“It’s going to be really raw outside,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Lamont Bain.

The precipitation should end by late Saturday afternoon. The closest place where snow could cause any problems is in southwestern Oklahoma where 1 to 3 inches may fall. It’s possible some snow could briefly cover the ground northwest of Fort Worth in Wise, Montague, Jack or Young counties.

“Wise County would be the extreme southern end for anything sticking,” Bain said. “It’s more likely to be back toward Wichita Falls and into Oklahoma.”

The precipitation will be long gone by Sunday with sunny skies and highs in the mid-50s. It will be a little cooler for Monday’s Martin Luther King Holidays with highs in the upper 40s.

“We really don’t see any more precipitation until Wednesday or Thursday,” Bain said. “It’s still a little early to say how strong that system will be.”

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna

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