Winter storm watch issued for parts of North Texas, including Dallas

Update: Updated at 1:37 p.m. to include information on winter storm watch.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Dallas County and other parts of North Texas starting Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

A watch means there is potential for “significant impacts” to travel due to snow, sleet or ice accumulations. Weather conditions may cause slippery bridges and roads, according to a weather service bulletin.

The most significant impacts are expected Tuesday.

This week’s forecast shows the possibility of freezing rain early on.

A cold front pushing through the region Sunday will bring some winds and cause temperatures to drop, giving way to an equally chilly week. Rain showers are expected daily through Thursday, with the possibility of freezing rain on Monday and Tuesday, according to a Sunday forecast from the National Weather Service.

The forecast did not call for snow, but temperatures are expected to hover in the 30s early in the week before warming up to the 40s Wednesday and eventually the 50s by the weekend.

Most of the impacts of the colder weather and freezing rain are expected to affect areas northwest of the metroplex, according to the Weather Service.

Here’s this week’s forecast for Dallas, according to the National Weather Service:


There’s a 20% chance of showers after noon. The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy with temperatures falling to around 39 degrees by 5 p.m. There will be some winds between 10 and 15 mph throughout the day. The low for Sunday night is 31.


There’s chance of rain or freezing rain between 9 a.m. and noon. Rain will continue into the afternoon. The chance of precipitation during the day is 40%, increasing to 60% at night. The high for the day will be near 34 degrees and the low will be 31. Little to no ice accumulation is expected.


Rain or freezing rain will likely come through the area after noon. Tuesday will be cloudy with a high near 35 and low around 31. The chance of precipitation is between 70% and 80% throughout the day.


Expect rain showers throughout the day Wednesday with a high near 40 and low around 37. The chance of precipitation is between 80% and 90% throughout the day.


Rain showers are likely in the morning with a chance of precipitation at 60%. Some showers are possible Thursday night. It will be a cloudy day with the high around 44 and low near 34.


The sun is expected to break through the clouds and warm the area up again to a high near 52. The low Friday night will drop to just below freezing.


The sun should stick around throughout the day with a high near 55.

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