Roads and schools are being closed due to snow in the Texas Panhandle as a cold front moves across most of the state.
1:32 PM, 10/24: Another round of moderate #thundersnow with near #whiteout conditions has arrived in #Amarillo, #Texas. Be careful when driving in the Texas Panhandle if caught in one of these #snow bands. #phwx #txwx pic.twitter.com/aOA7cHLsqc— Stephen Bieda III (@DrWildcatWx) October 24, 2019
Amarillo's National Weather Service reported thundersnow at their office Thursday afternoon, with 37 mph winds. Radar images showed snow bands almost covering the entire Panhandle.
They say snow accumulations of 1-2 inches are possible.
Heavy snow falling now in #Amarillo with near whiteout conditions at 1250 pm. #Snow is beginning to accumulate on roads from near Amarillo westward. #phwx pic.twitter.com/dHgy8djFqL— NWS Amarillo (@NWSAmarillo) October 24, 2019
Area residents are encouraged to avoid driving under the weather conditions.
As for North Texas, the weather service is saying the cold front will keep moving through this afternoon and evening. As it does, chances for rain and storms increase while temperatures drop. Threats include locally heavy rain and a few possible strong storms.
The low Thursday night for North Texas will be around 48, with high temperatures Friday nearing 51.
Showers continue Friday with possible thunderstorms before midday, then with a 60% chance of showers for the rest of the day.
Tracking the storms and the cold front. At 11:15 am it was just to the north/northwest of the DFW Metroplex. Expect showers and storms to increase in coverage this afternoon.
Snowing in Canyon, Texas! South of Amarillo!! ❄️☃️❄️ @weatherchannel @NWS #snow #video #weather #texaspanhandle ##thundersnow #MotherNature #WinterWonderland pic.twitter.com/lbE9YxVrVW— Pam McClure (@iampamap) October 24, 2019