Last Saturday, parts of west Texas endured a winter wallop! The Panhandle city of Lubbock picked up 10 inches of snow, setting a record for December 8th.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 9, 2018
Well, here we go again! Thanks to cold air filling in from the north, snowflakes were flying as early as Thursday morning in the Midland-Odessa area of west Texas.
"These some big flakes"
They are sure are. Taken earlier today in Odessa, Texas. pic.twitter.com/teUPoc1HTD
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) December 13, 2018
A Winter Storm Watch was upgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Lone Star State near Abilene. Areas west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex can expect rain mixing with and changing to snow. The chance for snow will linger until around 6am or so Friday morning.
Snow will accumulate between 1 and 3 inches. A few locations may pick up closer to 4 or 5 inches. In addition to snow, wind gusts may top 50 mph. This will certainly set the stage for hazardous driving conditions.
Dallas and Austin may potentially see a few flakes mixing in on Friday morning, although accumulations will be light, if any.
This is the same storm system that will bring the risk of severe weather and flooding elsewhere across the South. Be sure to follow WeatherNation on Facebook and Twitter for the latest forecast information.