Reporting Jeff Ray
We had some sleet/rain fall this early morning across northern parts of the metro all the way up into the Red River counties. A Weather Advisory was issued to 8am; the storms quickly moved out of the area as the sun broke for our Sunday.
Highs today only reached into the low 40′s. The brisk north winds made it feel colder than that.
HARD FREEZE NIGHTS AHEAD
We’ll have lows drop down to the mid-20′s. There is a chance we’ll see some light snow/sleet fall in our southeast corner late tonight from Palestine over to Athens; likely not enough to make roads a trouble. Elsewhere it’ll just cold with some clouds.
Highs tomorrow should stay in the low 40′s again with a brisk wind form the NE 10-15mph. Morning clouds should give why to partly sunny skies.
Highs are going to be in the 40′s on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. There is a chance we could see traces of sleet or snow in the air on Tuesday where there is cloud cover. The better chance of a rain/sleet mix is actually on Wednesday.
A SHOT OF WINTER WEATHER POSSIBLE
For the last several days we’ve been watching how the forecast models handle an upper level low that develops over the Trans-Pecos and swings over north Texas.
Models are back and forth and exactly where it “closes” and slows down. If it happens far enough west of us this could mean a mix of sleet and freezing rain. Right now we’ll include light amounts in the forecast for us on Wednesday; an ice event is forecast for Arkansas and Louisiana This is close enough to us to keep our attention as we draw closer to the event.
We should warm up by next weekend, we are forecasting highs around 60 for Saturday and Sunday. A pool for very cold air looks to hit us just after the weekend as we’ll fall back to below-normal temperatures.