Sanchez said although precipitation is predicted to stop by Sunday afternoon, below-freezing temperatures will keep roadways, especially elevated areas like bridges and overpasses, slick on New Year's Eve.
We are expecting temperatures to remain below freezing throughout the day on New Year's Eve and by the time you head outside Sunday evening to celebrate the arrival of 2018, it's going to be frigid. New Year's Day will begin with clouds clearing and sunshine returning by the afternoon; but highs will struggle to reach 40 degrees. A chance of drizzle and showers could turn into icy road conditions, and the Texas Department of Transportation will pre-treat roads heading into the weekend.
Temperatures Thursday and Friday only warm into the 40s.
These days could be the coldest so far this winter, the NWS reports. High temperatures will not be much better in the mid 20s to low 30s.
It's important to note that significant adjustments may be necessary with this forecast for both temperatures and precipitation.
Here is what I do think will happen next week, temperatures will be significantly below normal and a hard freeze is likely a couple of mornings. And if the clouds don't clear quickly we may not get out of the 30s.
"All of North and Central Texas have a potential of minor ice accumulation", according to a special weather notice. By Monday morning single digit wind chills are likely.
Another shot at snow flurries is possible Tuesday followed by arctic reinforcements Wednesday. Make plans to protect pipes, pets, and people more sensitive to very cold weather. Again, this is for next week; so, you don't need to do that now. Avoid driving, if possible.