Update: Edited at 9:00 pm to reflect North Texas snowfall.
Snow fell in some cities in North Texas on Tuesday evening, but most of the region’s precipitation during the day fell as rain or sleet.
The rain will end around midnight, according to National Weather Service meteorologists in Fort Worth.
Cold rain began to turn to snow Tuesday night in areas north and west of Dallas, and residents of Richardson and Denton County were among people who shared videos on social media showing about an inch of snow on the ground.
The morning rain was expected to turn into a winter mixture by noon, but Dallas and Fort Worth were not expected to build up.
Tuesday’s high temperature was 49 degrees just after midnight and temperatures ranged from low to mid 40s before noon. The low is expected to drop to around 35 overnight.
“We don’t expect any significant impact from D-FW because we need to stay above zero,” said Madi Gordon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
Heavier snowfall is expected in the north along the Red River and in the west, including Mineral Wells.
Morning showers ended a 35-day period of no measurable precipitation at DFW International Airport, according to the weather service.
Gov. Greg Abbott said he was in charge of the Texas Emergency Management Department. to prepare government response resources. Severe storms are expected in southeast Texas with the possibility of flooding, damaging winds, heavy hail and tornadoes.
Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation have been repairing roads in parts of the state. By mid-morning Tuesday, authorities reported approximately 700 roads through Texas were affected by the weather with crashes or closures.
This winter storm will be short. North Texas highs should rise above 40 on Wednesday and below 50 on Tuesday.