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It'll be a warm and breezy overnight period with overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s. Some areas across East TX may fall into the mid 50s. Winds speeds of 15 to 25 MPH are expected.
The threat for very heavy rainfall and flooding will increase across all of North Texas Monday through Wednesday of next week. A slow moving upper low will combine with a stalled frontal boundary and copious amounts of moisture to produce several days of rain and thunderstorms. Many areas will see 2-4" of rain with heavier amounts possible.
A dryline will move into the region Sunday afternoon and will likely help a few storms develop. Any storms that develop would have the potential to be severe with mainly a large hail threat. Most of this activity is expected to remain west of I-35.
It'll be warm and windy on Friday as south winds of 15 to 25 MPH overspread the area. Winds may gusts around 35 MPH, especially west of I-35. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 70s and 80s area-wide. Skies will start out mostly cloudy with partial clearing from west to east through the day.

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While major winter storms are not as common here as they are farther north, winter weather can cause serious impacts across the area. Snowfall Picture of Heavy Snow in Decatur in March 2008

Heavy snow is a somewhat rare event for North Texas, but freezing rain and sleet can and often do impact North Texas more frequently and more severely. 

This is a good time, then, to review some winter weather facts and safety tips to help make the cold weather season a safe one in north Texas.


The latest CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER forecast for Winter 2016-2017 for North and Central Texas suggests a chance for below normal precipitation this winter with a chance for above normal temperatures




Normal Snowfall For North and Central Texas
(Normal Period 1965-1995)

Average Snowfall Map for much of Texas. Average snowfall on the map ranges from less than a quarter of an inch across the upper Texas coast to over nine inches close to the lower Texas Panhandle.



Lowest Temp

Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 -8 02-12-1899
2 -2 01-31-1949
3 -1 12-23-1989
  -1 01-18-1930
5 1 01-12-1912
  1 02-13-1905
Most Snowfall in a Season
17.6 " 1977-78
Average Date of
First and Last Freeze
Nov 22 Mar 13



Lowest Temp

Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 -5 01-31-1949
2 -4 12-23-1989
3 -1 01-18-1930
4 1 01-30-1949
5 2 12-23-1929
Most Snowfall in a Season
15.0 " 1929-30
Average Date of
First and Last Freeze
Nov 23 Mar 11

Greatest Number of Freezes
by Season

Rank # of Days Year
1 62 1977-78
2 61 1963-64
3 59 1959-60
4 58 1964-65
5 56 1898-99

Greatest Number of Freezes
by Season

Rank # of Days Year
1 51 1909-10
2 50 1995-96
  50 1983-84
  50 1976-77
  50 1939-40