Arctic Air Plunges Dallas-Fort Worth into Sub-Zero Conditions: Jan. 13 Overnight Forecast Reveals Freezing Rain and Sleet

DALLAS, TX – The arctic air has descended upon North Texas, bringing freezing temperatures that are expected to last until Wednesday. The arrival of this cold front has prompted several winter weather alerts, including a wind chill advisory for Sunday morning. The Dallas-Fort Worth area can anticipate dangerously cold temperatures, with wind chills in the single digits and even sub-zero in some areas. The highest chance for wintry precipitation, including freezing rain and sleet, will occur overnight on Sunday and into Monday morning. Travel may be impacted due to slick roads.

On Saturday, temperatures started off fairly warm, reaching the high 50s, but quickly dropped as the arctic air moved in. The cold front crossed over the Red River counties in the morning and reached the Metroplex by the late afternoon. By sundown, temperatures had plummeted into the 30s.

Sunday will bring frigid conditions, with temperatures in the upper teens and wind chills remaining in the single digits throughout the day. A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet is expected to develop, especially south of I-20, as the atmosphere moistens. Coverage of this wintry mix is expected to increase throughout the evening.

The wintry weather will continue into Monday morning, with the far northern counties having a chance for light snow, while areas to the south will experience a mix of sleet and freezing rain. Although the precipitation is expected to be light, it could still impact travel and create slick conditions on the roads.

Tuesday will remain dry but frigid, with temperatures in the teens throughout the day. Finally, on Wednesday, temperatures will rise above freezing by late morning, ending a span of about 84 hours below freezing. While this prolonged cold spell is significant, it falls short of the record of 295 consecutive hours below freezing set in 1983.

North Texas residents are advised to stay updated on weather conditions and take necessary precautions to stay safe during this period of freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation.