For those living in Texas and Mexico, it might be time to break out the snow boats. According to the Weather Channel, an unusual pattern will bring flurries to the Lone Star State and our neighbors to the south through Friday.
Cold air has already plunged down into northern Mexico, and a jet stream heading south from the Rockies is providing moisture for precipitation in northern Mexico and west Texas. This means snow could hit these areas before flurries appear in even the northeastern U.S. and some parts of the Midwest.
Meteorologists expect five to eight inches of snow, and Texas and Mexico have already issued winter storm warnings. The heaviest snowfall, which could be up to one foot, will hit the highest elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains in Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the mountains in Big Bend, Texas. According to WFAA, any sprinkle of snow would be the earliest seen in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2014.
You may want to contain your excitement if you’re hoping to sled and build snowman, however. The precipitation on Wednesday night and Thursday morning will cause some snow flurries, but with temperatures in the 30s, it won’t be cold enough to stick or create any winter wonderland, the Statesman reports.
Luckily for those feeling bah-humbug about the inclement cold weather down South, rain should stop by Thursday night as temperatures start climbing to the 60s in Texas by Saturday, forecasters say.
(h/t The Weather Channel)