There is a chance for ICE ACCUMULATION next week!
An arctic blast will blast the Great Plains heading into next week. A southwesterly flow will cause issues for Texas. This will lead to a low pressure system developing, which could bring all types of precipitation.
What we almost know for certain is that the high temps will dive into the 30s and low 40s for most of next week. Lows in the 20s and 30s will be possible. Precipitation chances range from 40-80% from Monday through Thursday.
The biggest questions are: How cold will the temps be aloft compared to the surface? For freezing rain to accumulate ice, we need temps at the surface at or below 32 degrees. We could end up with temps around 33-38 degrees and have just rain or non-accumulating sleet.
This map represents your CHANCE of a glaze of ice accumulation or greater, which would be caused by freezing rain. The HIGHEST chance for ice accumulation is expected to be north and west of the metroplex. The best timeframe for any ice is currently Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning.
Also, there is a low chance for snow, but that is (also) very uncertain. If that were to occur, it'd have to happen when this system moves out on Thursday.
Lots of question marks, but I wanted to give you all a heads up about whats in store for next week. Stay tuned with North Texas Weather Center!
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