NWS: “Snow flurries in East Texas”
The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of light snow, sleet, and freezing rain this morning in parts of east Texas and central Louisiana. Less than one tenth of an inch of ice and less than one inch of snow is expected. The precipitation will be ending around noon today in east Texas and central Louisiana, but linger in part of Acadiana through the afternoon. Elevated roads and bridges will be the primary hazard spots this morning, but temperatures will rise above freezing this afternoon to melt the frozen areas.
The winter weather advisory is in effect until noon for Tyler, northern Jasper and northern Newton counties in east Texas,and Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, and St. Landry Parishes in central Louisiana.
It will also be windy today, with strong north winds gusting to 25 to 35 mph. Winds will weaken this evening.
Tonight the temperatures will bottom out in the low to mid 20s in east Texas and central Louisiana, to the upper 20s along the I-10 corridor of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana. Any remaining wet spots on elevated roads and bridges could re-freeze, but this is not expected to be a widespread problem.
For marine interests, strong north winds of 30 to 35 knots will result in low water problems for the Sabine-Neches and Calcasieu Waterways.