Christmas snow forecast update: Totals trending lower in N. Texas

Christmas Snow

Credit: WFAA

Map shows the precipitation outlook for Christmas night in North Texas as of 10 p.m. Sunday.




Posted on December 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 12:25 PM

DALLAS -- Snow is still possible on Christmas Day in North Texas, but totals are trending a little lower as of the latest update on Sunday night.

This should not be a surprise, but part of the process of forecasting an evolving storm. This will probably happen another time or two before the storm gets here.

Here's the latest: Temperatures will be cold enough by Christmas afternoon for rain to transition to snow. We'll see periods of moderate snow along the Red River. These counties could receive a total snowfall accumulation of 1 to 2 inches, with some higher snow totals near Lamar and Red River counties.

South of these counties — which includes the Dallas-Fort Worth area — snowfall totals will be light. A dusting or a covering is expected, with some isolated higher amounts, and some areas with no accumulation.

Remember: This system is still evolving, and the track, intensity and available moisture is still not certain. We'll continue to fine-tune this forecast, and keep you posted.