NWS UPDATE: Freezing Rain/Drizzle

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020 6:48 CDT

Bottom Line

Freezing rain/drizzle will continue across our Big Country counties this morning. Minor impacts possible.

Overview

  • Predominantly light freezing rain/drizzle will impact locations in the Freeze Warning and Winter Weather Advisory (see image below) through 1 PM today.
  • Trace ice accumulations are expected near Comanche to Mineral Wells to Bowie line.
  • Greater ice accumulations of up to 0.15” are forecast near an Eastland to Graham line as isolated storms may produce brief bursts of moderate freezing rain.
  • Icing will be confined to tree limbs, power lines, exposed metal surfaces and bridges/overpasses.
  • A cold light rain/drizzle is forecast for areas NOT in the Freeze Warning/Winter Weather Advisory (currently set to expire at 1 PM).
  • Temperatures will climb above 32 degrees area-wide this afternoon.

Area of Concern

Concern

Threats/Hazardous Weather Types

Threats

Forecaster Confidence

Confidence

General Timing

Timing

What We Are Certain Of:

  • Temperatures will range between 30 and 32 degrees across the area of concern (Freeze Warning/Winter Weather Advisory).
  • Impacts will mostly be confined to bridges and other elevated surfaces.

What We Are Less Certain Of:

  • Exactly how long temperatures will remain below 32 degrees. Impacts due to icing across our Big Country counties may linger if temperatures do not increase as currently forecast.

When will the next email update be sent? This will be the last email for this event.

Additional Resources
NWS Fort Worth Homepage
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