Snowy morning turns into balmy afternoon in North Texas

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The winter weather Wednesday morning quickly turned into balmy temperatures on Wednesday afternoon in North Texas.

An upper level low moved in after midnight, with heavy rain turning into snow in most areas early.

The snow came down lightly in Dallas and northern areas, but was heavier in counties to the south and east.

The slushy, wet snow didn't stay around for long, even where it accumulated. By the afternoon temperatures were into the 40s.

But, the chill returns Thursday with another cold front early in the morning and another chance for snow Friday.


Dallas ISD and many other local school districts opted to open Wednesday at the normal time. The decision was popular with many parents, but not kids.

Eunice Rivera dropped her children off at Nathan Adams Elementary School in far north Dallas just as some light snow started to fall.

She said they spent their time off earlier in the week eating and watching TV.

"For them it's always good to have a school break, but I know that it's very important for them to come back," she said.

The decision to remain open despite the weather was unpopular with other parents. Some dropped their kids off late and others kept them home anyway.

Ice was a factor in a Mansfield ISD school bus crash in Grand Prairie. The bus carrying two adults and one child flipped onto its side, but there were no serious injuries.

Fort Worth ISD and a few other school districts opened late. A handful closed as the weather conditions worsened.