SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory remain in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday for areas near and north of I-30 in northeast Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Accumulating snow and ice is already being reported on bridges, so use extreme caution if traveling roads in these areas overnight. Most areas will average half an inch of snow or less, but isolated accumulations over 2 inches are possible in the Winter Storm Warned area of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
There is a good chance the snow will push south of the advisory area late Saturday into early Sunday morning, a few snow showers can’t be ruled out as far south as I-20. Snow will come to an end overnight with skies slowly clearing with sunshine returning to thaw us out on Sunday.
In addition to the chance for snow, it will remain windy and cold overnight. Lows will drop to freezing in all locations in the upper 20s and low 30s. A Wind Advisory also remains in effect through 6 a.m. Sunday as northwest winds will be a sustained 20 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts over 30 miles per hour.
The roads that have snow/ice on them at sunrise on Sunday should quickly see it melt off as we’ll be back up above freezing after 8 or 9 a.m. A few early morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies during the afternoon and temperatures will rebound somewhat into the upper 40s and low 50s. It won’t be as windy Sunday, but it will remain breezy with a northeast wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour keeping cold wind chill temperatures going during the day.
Our wild temperature swings will continue into next week. We will enjoy a comfortable warming trend into the low 60s Monday, then into the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.
A strong cold front will pass through the ArkLaTex Wednesday, it will only bring a slight chance of rain, but another powerful punch of cold air will drop highs into the 40s Thursday and Friday.