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The potential for very heavy rainfall and flooding will increase across all of North and Central Texas Monday through Wednesday. A slow moving upper low will combine with a slow-moving cold frontal boundary and copious moisture to produce several days of rain and thunderstorms. Many areas will see two to four inches of rain with heavier amounts possible.
A front will become stationary near the I-20 corridor this evening and then lift back toward the Red River before daybreak Sunday. There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight north of a Cisco, Denton to Sulphur Springs line. Lows will be in the 60s.
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop late Sunday afternoon ahead of a dryline west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. These storms will move south and east through the evening hours. A few of these thunderstorms could be severe, with large hail likely to be the main hazard.

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Snow covered barn in Wise County.

Heavy Snow Event 

March 6, 2008



On 6 March 2008, a convective precipitation band formed across North Texas and quickly transitioned from rain to snow in a 60 km wide zone extending from west of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex northeast into extreme North Texas near the Red River. The snow persisted for over three hours with accumulations averaging 7 cm and isolated reports up to 30 cm near the heaviest convective precipitation. Frontogenesis and the resulting ageostrophic circulation appeared to play key roles in not only providing significant forcing for ascent but also in modifying the vertical temperature profile to be supportive of a liquid-to-frozen precipitation transition.  The presence of atmospheric instability led to isolated thunderstorm development, with occasional cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning observed in the band of heavy snow. This study reviews the complex interactions between moisture, instability, and forcing for ascent that occurred during this convective winter weather event.

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Satellite Image Taken the Morning After the Heavy Snow