Ark-La-Tex in for a stormy, snowy Christmas Day - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Ark-La-Tex in for a stormy, snowy Christmas Day

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Christmas Day traveling throughout the Ark-La-Tex and beyond will be stormy for folks south of I-20 and a little snowy to the north of I-30.

A warm front from south Texas is the reason behind the severe weather, which stretches from the Texas Gulf Coast to northern Florida. People living south of I-20 need to keep an eye on ksla.com and KSLA News 12 on Tuesday between very early morning into mid-to-late afternoon for updates on any watches and warnings.

To the southeast of the Ark-La-Tex, from south of Natchitoches to Alexandria and over toward Baton Rouge, forecasters say the thunderstorms will be stronger and more intense with possible tornados.

In south Louisiana along the Mississippi River northwest of New Orleans, the weather is expected to hold off long enough for Christmas Eve bonfires to light the way for Pere Noel.
In St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes, officials decided it will be safe to start bonfires burning about 7 p.m. More than 100 top the levee along the river in St. James, with about 20 in St. John.

The severe weather should be out of the Ark-La-Tex in the late afternoon.

Meanwhile, southwest Arkansas looks like it could have a white Christmas. The National Weather Service says areas north of I-30 could see between one to three inches of snowfall, with the chances of accumulation lessening further to the south. Right now there is a winter storm watch in place for Sevier, Howard, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada and McCurtain Counties through Tuesday night. Further to the north in the Ozark Mountains, the weather service says that area will see up to 10" of snowfall.

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