Texoma could see snow Sunday

By: From Staff & Wire Reports
By: From Staff & Wire Reports

KXII-TV and National Weather Service meteorologists say winter weather is possible this weekend and early next week.

News 12 meteorologist Tom Miller says snow is possible Sunday and Tuesday next week. Here's his weather discussion from noon Friday, always available on our weather page:

"A cold front will slip into Texoma Saturday with a slight chance of showers and cooler temperatures. An upper level system will move off the west coast into Texoma Sunday, with it colder air and moisture that may fall in the form of rain mixed with snow. We get a break Monday, but another upper level system moves in Tuesday with rain. Late next week yet another chance of cold rain.

Forecast:
Today, partly sunny, high 64, S/SW 10-20
Tonight, mostly cloudy, low 43, SE 5-10
Saturday, mostly cloudy, high 53, 20% showers, N/NW 10-20
Sunday, cloudy, 60% rain/snow, 30/38
Monday, partly cloudy, 20% showers, 27/43
Tuesday, cloudy, 60% showers, 31/42 "

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth also says there will be a potential for wintry precipitation across parts of north Texas on Sunday. A mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected in areas north of a line from Eastland to McKinney to Paris. The graphic below depicts the primary areas that may be affected.


Image courtesy NWS-Ft. Worth

TxDOT says their crews are ready to roll at a moment’s notice for the impending storm. Maintenance employees across all nine counties (Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Montague, Throckmorton, Wilbarger, Wichita, and Young) are pretreating bridges and overpasses today with Freezeguard or salt brine.

Also they say snowplows will be mounted to their trucks and other equipment will be installed on the dump trucks for snow and ice operations.

TXDOT adds this weekend maintenance supervisors will be monitoring the storm ready to activate maintenance crews. All employees will be put on standby and work 12 hour shifts if mobilized.

Meanwhile, the public is reminded that they can get instant information on local high profile roadways and incidents from Twitter.

Twitter: /www.twitter.com/TxDOTWF

Please check road condition reports before traveling this weekend at DriveTexas.Org. The 9 traffic cameras in Wichita Falls and other Texas cities are available at DriveTexas.


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