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Snow Hits Waco, Houston



    Snow Hits Waco, Houston

    North Texas was passed over this time around, but plenty of snow fell in Waco and Houston.

    Light snowfall was possible Friday, but there just wasn't enough precipitation in the air to allow it to fall over the Metroplex.

    "The air is too dry here to support more than a few light snow flurries, or more likely snow grains," said David Finfrock, NBC 5 chief meteorologist. "Those [snow grains] occur when much of the snow flake evaporates on its way down. Instead of big, fluffy, wet flakes, you get small dry grains of snow."

    Houston saw its its earliest snowfall on record Friday, with 3 to 4 inches accumulating in counties southwest of the city. In the past 15 years, Houston has seen snow four times -- including Friday.

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    The city itself saw about a half inch or less of snow, while the suburbs reported 1 to 2 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

    Those traveling to Houston or Waco could be impacted by the snow, and drivers should be prepared for slick roads.

    In North Texas, temperatures were expected to continue, Finfrock said. He said Thursday morning was the coldest morning of the system.

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    But chilly 34-degree weather didn't keep fans from packing the stands at a football game between Euless Trinity and Arlington High School.

    Thousands of parents and students showed up to the game looking like they were ready to hit the ski slopes.

    "I'm wearing long underwear, long coat, layers and gloves, everything," said Marcia Morrow, whose son is in the Trinity band.

    Morrow made sure her son and his bandmates were toasty for the game.

    "I bundled him up in layers and made sure all the band kids gloves," Morrow said.

    Euless Trinity parents selling team gear said the biggest sellers of the night were blankets, gloves and hoodies.

    Temperatures are expected to warm to the mid-50s over the weekend.