Meteorologist: Snow possible on Christmas
Phil Banker, [email protected]
Ennis and eastern Ellis County residents hoping for a White Christmas just might get their wish.
The National Weather Service predicts a winter weather system to move in over North Texas as Christmas approaches, bringing with it cold wind, rain and possible snow.
“It’s going to be a chilly day and a breezy day as well,” said Jennifer Dunn, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “With that comes a chance for rain and maybe some wintery mix.”
A graphic on the National Weather Service website for the Dallas-Fort Worth region showed the line of the cold front following along U.S. 287, with the extreme north parts of the county possibly receiving snow as the rest got rain and possible freezing rain. However, Dunn said that line moved south as Friday wore on, increasing the chances that Ennisites will see snow on Christmas day.
“The chances for rain and winter precipitation may go up in the next few days,” she said. “It’s kind of depending on what happens. Hopefully not ice, but that can’t be ruled out.”
She said there are still too many uncertainties to say definitively whether or not there will be snow on Christmas Day, and if there is whether or not it will accumulate.
“There are questions as to how far south this storm system will track, and when that cold front will come through,” she said. “There will be changes made to the forecast likely though the weekend. That rain/snow mix line will be shifting south.”
While snow may fall, don’t plan on building any snowmen.
“If there’s going to be any accumulation, right now it’s looking pretty light,” she said. “Some areas might see a tenth of a inch, but the best chances of that will be north of Dallas/Fort Worth.”