From a Special Weather Statement courtesy of NOAA:
A PERIOD OF UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER IS FORECAST ACROSS ALL OF NORTH TEXAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL BE 15 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE PERIOD FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AS A CANADIAN AIR MASS SETTLES ACROSS MOST OF TEXAS.
BEGINNING SATURDAY MORNING…THERE WILL BE SEVERAL MORNINGS WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S. WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE NOT FORECAST AT THIS TIME.
ACROSS WESTERN PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS…TEMPERATURES MAY BE COLD ENOUGH FOR LIGHT SNOW TO MIX WITH RAIN SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. NO SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.
Don’t get me wrong. Wintry precipitation is nothing new for those of us in this part of the country despite how much that fact surprises people who don’t live here, but it’s a bit out of the ordinary this late in the year to have snow mentioned in the forecast.
We’ll only be a degree or two above freezing a few times between now and Sunday night. There’s a chance of rain covering that entire span of time. I’d love to see a bit of winter weather visit us, although I know it wouldn’t amount to much.
Nevertheless, the predicted temperatures for the next several days are more reminiscent of December through February than they are of April. Especially in Texas!
[Update] So you know what’s possible here, Dallas can get snow from October through April. That information comes from NOAA’s DFW Annual Summary of Normal, Means, and Extremes. I’m not holding my breath on seeing any over the next several days, but sometimes it helps to know what can happen—or what has happened in the past.