Snow looking promising Monday night and Tuesday

Several inches possible

Expect a sunny and cold weekend. Several inches of snow possible across the Arklatex Monday night through Tuesday. Coldest air of the season to follow the snow.

Sunshine returned to the Arklatex Friday with well below normal temperatures.  We began the day with temperatures in the low to middle 20s.  Temperatures Friday afternoon have struggled to make it into the low to middle 40s.  Look for similar conditions this weekend as the sunshine and below normal temperatures will continue.  Lows will again be in the low to mid 20s.  Daytime highs will stay in the low to middle 40s.

With the cold air in place, another disturbance will move into the area Monday night and Tuesday.  Models are in good agreement right now that we'll see rain develop Monday evening that will change over to snow Monday night and continue through much of Tuesday.  Temperatures Monday will climb into the 50s.  They will quickly drop into the mid to upper 20s Monday night.  Tuesday we will struggle to make it back to freezing with the clouds and snow in the forecast.  Models indicates that several inches of snow will be possible for ALL of the area.

Tuesday night could be one of the coldest nights of the winter so far.  Thanks to the snow on the ground, temperatures will likely dip into the low teen across the northern half of the area and the mid to upper teens across the south. We will then see a warming trend to close nexdt week with highs returning to the 50s and lows to the 30s.  A second disturbance will arrive Friday night and Saturday.  The system will likely drop all rain.

Average high/low for today's date:  57/36.

--Todd Warren

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