Light snow possible today, warmer late this week

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Updated: 12/09/2013 6:07 am
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THIS MORNING: Another cold front has moved through most of the area, setting up another freezing day. Also...moisture levels are increasing, leading to some freezing fog or possibly even drizzle next few hours.

TODAY: It'll be much colder than yesterday. It was pretty remarkable to see the southwest breeze dislodge the cold air and warm up as much as it did. It hit 58 in Lubbock while the temperature stayed in the low 40s off of the Caprock, high of only 42 Roaring Springs and 38 Fluvanna. Lubbock was the warmest spot across the area yesterday.

It'll only reach the 20s today, wind NE 5-10mph. There is a slight chance for some light snow, mainly north of Lubbock. If we do get any snow it'll be light...might only be flurries.

 
 
 


WARMER DAYS AHEAD: It won't be a dramatic warmup...but the temperature will slowly climb this week. Another cold front will move through the area late tomorrow to knock Wednesday's high back into the 30s. We should see the 50s Friday and into the weekend.

There is a disturbance passing across the region that may try to produce some rain in our area Friday. The last several model runs have had the rain across South and Central Texas. But the newest data is expanding this a little farther north. It's not a great chance at this point, but something to watch.

 
 
 


SNOW COVER: This time of year we look at the U.S. snow cover map. This morning's analysis puts it at 68.3% of the Lower 48. This is a significant level, you can see ice and snow still across North Texas. Travel is still discouraged to the DFW Metroplex.

 
 
 


But the reason this map is important is when there is greater snow cover to our north those cold airmasses can make greater progress. The air doesn't moderate or warm as much when it moves south.

Have a great day. Rudy will have a complete update to the forecast later today.
-Matt

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