Up to 3 inches of snow expected Tuesday, forecast

A woman waits to cross Rosedale Street as snow falls Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Fort Worth.

A woman waits to cross Rosedale Street as snow falls Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Fort Worth.

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for western North Texas from noon to midnight Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Totals of up to 3 inches of snow are expected after the morning rain.

“Expect slippery road conditions Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening,” according to the NWS. “Wednesday morning travel may also be affected due to remaining snow and potential refreezing on bridges and overpasses.”

Cool temperatures will continue in the Fort Worth area with highs in the mid 40s to 50s through Saturday when the rain returns. Wednesday night’s low is expected to drop to 29 degrees. The next strong cold front is expected to arrive on Sunday.

“With surface temperatures generally remaining above freezing, snow will be wet and melting with no expected accumulation on surface roads,” according to the NWS forecast.

The NWS warns of slippery spots on roads and bridges, but “roads should remain passable”.

The possible snow forecast this week should come as no surprise at this time of year.

The snowiest month of the year in Fort Worth is February, where the average snowfall is 1 inch, Steve Fano, a meteorologist with the Fort Worth office, told the Star-Telegram in December. The last two months of February rang true with 2021 at 5 inches and 2022 at 1.7 inches, according to records maintained by the NWS.

The freezing snowstorm that hit North Texas in February 2021 is firmly in the memory of Texans. Record low temperatures sent power consumption through the roof, forcing the Electric Reliability Council of Texas will advocate for consumers to monitor their energy use.

This story was originally published January 23, 2023 1:08 p.m.

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