Winter storm arrives this weekend

Winter storm arrives this weekend
Snow expected Sunday night

(KSLA) - Snow is looking more and more likely as we close out the weekend ahead into next week. Light accumulations Sunday night may lead to a slick commute by Monday morning.

Tonight will be getting very cold, but otherwise quiet. Temperatures will fall to the upper 20s and lower 30s. If you are one of the early risers over the weekends, you will certainly need to bundle up! I do expect a few passing clouds at times, and so it will overall be partly cloudy.

Saturday may start with some sunshine, but expect to see increasing clouds by afternoon. Our recent chilly weather will continue with highs only in the upper 40s. This will certainly qualify as “sweater weather”! Good news is that despite a few clouds hanging around, it will be dry with no rain.

A developing winter storm arriving Sunday will initially bring some rain, but as temperatures fall out of the 40s Sunday afternoon and into the 30s Sunday night a changeover to snow is looking more and more likely. Some light accumulations are possible. Snow will continue into Monday morning when temperatures will drop to around freezing. Watch out for any slick or slippery roads in the morning.

There is still disagreement between computer models on snow amounts. Forecasting snow in the south can be very difficult since conditions need to be just right. Officially we are forecasting 1-2 inches with lower totals across the far north and far south. There is the potential for some places across east Texas and northwest Louisiana generally south of I-20 to see as much as 3-4″. This could still change locations and amounts as we get closer. We’ll have updated information based on the latest data throughout the weekend.

Beyond the potential snow event, Tuesday and Wednesday are looking to stay dry and sunny. Temperatures will also be warming back up, so this cold weather we have been experiencing will be coming to an end. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 50s. Possibly back up to 60 degrees. So, it will at least be close to average and not considered hot.

Have a great weekend!

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