10 a.m update: The last of the lingering snow flurries appears to have dissipated, so we won’t see anymore snow fall from the sky today. We will, however, be left with a lot of the snow on the ground across east Texas and Louisiana if you’re looking to get out and make some snow day memories.
The heavy, wet snow that fell overnight is great for building a snowman. We have some sun returning north of I-30 which will move into the rest of the ArkLaTex this afternoon. With highs in the 30s and low 40s expect much of the snow to linger into tomorrow. Here are some of the snowfall reports so far.
4 a.m. update: Most of the heavy wet snow has moved to the east of the ArkLaTex this morning, but we will continue to see a few light snow flurries, especially across the northern ArkLaTex for a few hours after sunrise. Due to the cold temperatures expected today snow will be on the ground throughout the day, and likely through the morning tomorrow.
The biggest concern from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be the potential for some of the slush and snow that is on the roads to freeze. We have been a few degrees above freezing overnight, but we will likely drop below freezing prior to sunrise in many areas which will lead to the freezing process especially on bridges and overpasses. Drive slowly if you see any ice, and avoid using cruise control.
Temperatures will be in the 30s for much of the morning with otherwise overcast skies. We may see some dry air bring some late day sun north of I-20, but it will stay chilly either way with high temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s.
As skies clear tonight a very cold airmass will settle into the ArkLaTex as lows are forecast to drop into the mid 20s areawide. This will result in any melted snow and slush re-freezing overnight. We will have to look out for icy bridges and overpasses again Tuesday morning. With sunshine on the way for much of the day tomorrow the ice and snow will melt throughout the day. Temperatures will return to the 60s in some areas Wednesday and Thursday.
11 PM Update: As we near midnight, we are beginning to see the snow shield shift to the east. We are beginning to see drier air move in. We have seen lots of snow in the ArkLaTex. In Deep East Texas and Toledo Bend region, we have received reports of up to six inches of snow in spots. The snow will continue for the next few hours.
Clouds will linger for much of the morning and early afternoon which will keep us in the 30s throughout the morning. It is possible we may see some late-day sun across the northern ArkLaTex