What to know about the winter storm

Weather predictions, power outages, and travel and safety tips.


There is a very low chance (less than 10%) of rain or snow flurries this week.

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By now, we’ve all heard about the freezing temps arriving today. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind chill watch from 6 a.m. today to 12 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 23 with temperatures 5-15° and a wind chill values as low as -15° from 20-45 mph wind gusts.


Forecast for the next 48 hours. | Giphy courtesy of NOAA.

Texans are understandably apprehensive about the arctic blast after the storm in February 2021, but the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is monitoring weather conditions and expects to be able to meet the predicted demand.

If your area does lose power, you can report the outage through Oncor’s website or by calling (888) 313-4747 and tracking current power outages. Check the NWS’s tips for staying safe.

For those traveling through DFW Airport for the holidays, expect flight delays and cancellations, particularly for inbound flights from the northeast. Keep an eye on your flight status.

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