Winter weather stays to the north of the Basin (UPDATED at 6:30 am)

FROM THE CBS7 WEATHER CENTER -- The cold and wet air-mass continues to roll through West Texas as the threat for rain and snow is ongoing for Saturday morning.

Light snowfall and accumulation have already fallen in northern parts of Lea County and in the northern Permian Basin as temperatures have dipped below freezing in these spots.

These spots will continue to be the areas of interest for continued accumulation as we move towards sunrise and later on into the morning. Snow flurries are expected for the northern Permian basin until lunch-time, at the very latest. Accumulating, heavier snow showers should be out of the area by around 10'o clock this morning as this system pushes due east very quickly. An additional inch of snow is possible, with possible slick spots on roadways closer to the Lubbock area.

As for the Midland/Odessa area, flurries are still possible, but above freezing surface temperatures should make accumulating snowfall light, or at zero between now and 10'o clock. South of the Pecos River will continue to just see rain for the rest of the morning. Roadways in the central Permian Basin look to remain ice-free for the rest of the morning as well.

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