Sunday, September 24, 2023

Another Winter Storm Warning issued for this week

Photo courtesy of the Flower Mound Fire Department

Old Man Winter is about to make an encore presentation in Denton County.

The National Weather Service has issued another Winter Storm Warning for a large portion of Texas, including Denton County and all of DFW.

With inches of frozen snow still on the ground and rolling power outages continuing to affect thousands of Denton County residents through Tuesday, our area is bracing for dangerously cold wind chills and another snowstorm.

A Wind Chill Warning is currently in effect through noon Tuesday, due to forecast wind chills as low as 15 degrees below 0 overnight.

The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Thursday because a wintry mix is expected to impact DFW on Wednesday morning, followed by snow through Thursday morning. Total snow accumulations are expected to be between 2-6 inches, according to the weather service.

Residents should avoid travel Tuesday night into early Wednesday, and additional power outages are expected.

Due to the weather, ongoing rolling power outages and road conditions, most local governments and schools will keep their facilities closed Tuesday, including Denton County, the town of Flower Mound and Lewisville ISD.

“We are following ERCOT recommendations to limit our use of electricity to help support the statewide electrical infrastructure on behalf of our residents,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.

In addition, the Tuesday meeting of the Denton County Commissioners Court will be delayed until 10 a.m. on Friday.

“We ask that all entities, public and private, consider following this same practice to limit the use of electricity in our region,” Judge Eads said.

Denton County is “very tentatively hoping for Friday afternoon and possibly Saturday for (COVID) vaccinations to resume,” according to Denton County Precinct 4 Commissioner Dianne Edmondson.

See the latest forecast here. Check back for updates and follow us on Twitter for frequent weather updates.

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Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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