First Alert: Taste of winter comes in through midweek

First Alert: Taste of winter comes in through midweek
Next weather maker comes in the middle of the week

You’ll finally get some use of the winter coats the next few days. Temperatures will be cold and we even have a shot at seeing a little wintry precipitation in some areas by early Wednesday. Rain is our main midweek story with dry weather back in time for the upcoming weekend.

By Tuesday morning, temperatures will be below freezing. Temperatures will start off in the 20s to the low 30s Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, it will only warm up to the mid 40s. There will be a lot of sunshine in the morning, but the clouds will be on the increase by the afternoon. Especially after sunset as our next weather maker approaches.

Our next shot at rain comes in on Wednesday. As precipitation arrives prior to sunrise we’ll be cold enough that a light wintry mix of sleet and snow could fall. The best chance will be across parts of east Texas and north of I-30. Impacts look minimal, but some light icing is possible across the far northern ArkLaTex where the wintry mix could persist much of the morning.

For most it will be just an increasing cold rain as we go throughout the day. Rain coverage begins to increase during the evening hours. With thick clouds and rain around highs will only reach the low to mid 40s. A cold front moving through on Thursday will keep rain chances high during the day. Highs will be in the low 50s.

The rain should be gone by Friday. The weather will go back to being sunny with not many clouds passing by. It will be a great end to the work week. Temperatures will be a little chilly in the morning on Friday, but will warm up to the mid 50s in the afternoon.

By the weekend, temperatures will sit near average in the mid and upper 50s with ample sunshine! Keep in mind, the mornings will begin cold again with temperatures in the 30s. Sunday will also start off chilly, but will warm up a lot in the afternoon. Temperatures will top out in the mid 60s.

Have a great night!

First Alert Meteorologist Jessica Moore

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