Winter has come early!
DFW Airport hit freezing this morning for the first time since February 12th, and was the earliest date of the first freeze of the season since 1993! The average first freeze of the season is November 22nd, so we were well ahead of average this year.
This weekend will mainly be quiet but continuing to be chilly. Highs today will only top out at or around 50°, but we won't see another freeze tonight. Clouds will be around overnight, which will keep temps well above freezing. It will still be chilly as Sunday morning temps will be in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Most of Sunday will be quiet with just chilly temps and clouds. However, some spotty showers will be possible starting Sunday evening. Those showers will increase in coverage Sunday night and widespread rain will be likely by Monday. While all of that is happening, a strong cold front will be moving through North Texas as well.
Monday will be cold, rainy, and windy. Temps on Monday will only be in the 30s to low 40s. With that cold air does come the chance at a rain/snow mix for parts of North Texas, yes I said snow! Before you get too excited, keep reading. A mix of rain/snow is possible across western and northwestern North Texas Monday morning into early Monday afternoon. The DFW area will likely only see a cold rain. Even in areas that see snow, and even with the cold, temps will likely stay too warm for any accumulation or cause any problems. Simply, enjoy it if you see it!
If temps on Monday end up being colder or warmer than what we think right now, that will influence who sees a rain/snow mix or if any accumulation is possible. Keep checking back to the forecast!
Any rain clears out heading into Monday night, but cold temps will remain. Another freeze is likely for most places by Tuesday morning.
Stay warm everyone!