Updated at 11:05 a.m. Monday: Revised to include information about a hard freeze watch.
Don’t let the Monday morning sunshine fool you into thinking North Texas is done with winter weather.
Another round of freezing temperatures and the likelihood of snow is headed this way again with the arrival of a cold front Monday afternoon. The northern swath of North Texas, including Denton and Grayson counties, will likely experience the worst of the cold front as Tuesday slides into Wednesday.
Here’s what to expect:
The cold front will move into North Texas around 3 or 4 p.m. Monday, bringing with it some light rain. That will likely turn into a wintry mix around 6 p.m., as temperatures continue to drop, meteorologist Bianca Villanueva with the National Weather Service said.
Monday evening travel is expected to become dangerous and difficult, and it could remain hazardous into Tuesday as temperatures are expected to stay below freezing.
Compounding the hazardous driving conditions is the wind chill thanks to 10 to 15 mph winds. That will make it feel like we’re in the single digits Monday evening into early Tuesday, Villanueva said.
After 10 p.m., that wintry mix will transition into a very light snow that will continue overnight.
Dallas-Fort Worth could get about half an inch of snow as the weather moves south into Central Texas, she said.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for several North Texas counties including Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Rockwall. It will begin at 6 p.m. Monday and end at noon Tuesday.
The Dallas forecast calls for a high in the upper 20s on Tuesday. But once the sun sets, temperatures across the immediate area are expected to fall to the teens.
Denton County and neighboring counties to the north, however, could experience temperatures in or near the single digits. The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze watch for those counties for Tuesday night.
After all precipitation has come to an end: Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for areas north of a line from Eastland to Denton to Paris, where Tuesday night temperatures may drop into the single digits. Lows in the teens will occur elsewhere. pic.twitter.com/XviKiAIsNc
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) January 15, 2018
Temperatures will likely stay in the 20s and 30s on Wednesday and are expected to jump back into the 40s on Thursday.
3:15 PM: Winter Storm Watches and Advisories have been posted for portions of North Texas and all of Central Texas. Light amounts of winter mix will lead to hazardous travel Monday night and Tuesday. #txwx #ctxwx #dfwwx pic.twitter.com/uRVSCjnDIm
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) January 14, 2018
Here’s what KXAS-TV (NBC5) has in the forecast:
Tuesday: 29/21Wednesday: 34/16Thursday: 43/23Friday: 57/34Saturday: 67/48