DALLAS -- Wintry weather is forecast for much of the U.S., with freezing temperatures expected to dip as snow falls as far south as Texas’ Gulf Coast.
Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center, says cold air that far south is unusual.
We’ve been seeing light snow coming down in north Dallas for several hours now. While highways have been treated, a lot of city - residential roads have not. A lot of people just taking it easy today, staying home. @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/nIc9f4bIJM— Erin Jones (@erinjonesnews) February 14, 2021
He says significant ice and up to 12 inches of snow are expected across parts of the southern Plains on Sunday and into Monday, with the most expected near the Oklahoma-Texas border.
Chenard says sleet and freezing rain are forecast further south.
Road Conditions: Heavier snow moving in from the west causing visibility issues for Tarrant & Parker Counties. This is the view over the Lake Worth bridge in NW Tarrant County. Visibility less than 1/4 mile in some places @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/5P4EAqcofh— Madison Sawyer (@MadisonSawyerTV) February 14, 2021
"This is unbelievable," WTVR CBS 6 Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel wrote. "Never seen anything like it. EVERY county in OK, TX, and AR is under a winter storm warning."