You may see a few snowflakes Friday, here's why - KXXV Central Texas News Now

You may see a few snowflakes Friday, here's why


Besides the bitter cold we’re expecting for Friday, we’ll also be on the lookout for a few snowflakes! Our First Alert Weather team is forecasting a slight chance for a wintry mix to happen, starting Friday afternoon.

After a strong cold front blew through the region Thursday morning, temperatures are falling quickly and are expected to drop into the 20s and low 30s for Friday morning. With cloud cover around for most of the day Friday, high temperatures are only expected to range from the upper 30s to the mid 40s. The models are starting to kick out isolated precipitation for Friday afternoon and evening – temperatures at the surface should be above freezing, but higher up in the atmosphere it will definitely be cold enough for winter precipitation.

The question remains as to whether anything will actually reach the ground due to dry air closer to the surface. If any snowflakes or sleet did make it to the ground, surface temps along with breezy north winds will prevent anything from sticking, so you don’t have to worry about this being a major winter weather event.

We’ll be watching the forecast closely – keep an eye on the First Alert Weather App for more updates.

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