In a hazardous weather statement issued by the National Weather Service early Sunday, forecasters are advising residents in Denton County and neighboring counties of two chances for winter precipitation beginning Sunday evening.
An arctic cold front is expected to reach the area by mid-afternoon, bringing colder air to north and central Texas. Rain is expected to begin Sunday afternoon, mainly north of Interstate 20.
Southern Denton County has a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday afternoon, increasing to 100 percent Sunday night and dropping to 20 percent on Monday.
Temperatures will steadily fall Sunday evening as the arctic air moves in with some areas seeing a changeover from rain to light freezing rain late Sunday. Very light accumulations of ice could occur on bridges, overpasses and exposed metal objects. Temperatures are not expected to be cold enough for signficant ice accumulation.
Temperatures will warm above freezing on Monday, melting any ice, forecasters say.
A second winter storm moves through late Monday into Tuesday with a light snow falling north of a line from Comanche to Hillsboro to Canton. With temperatures in the low 30s, snow flurries are possible with accumulation unlikely.
The chance for snow is 20 percent late Monday into early Tuesday.
No travel impacts are anticipated with either storm though forecasters are keeping a close eye on the weather as the storms draw closer.