Ice threat increasing later today and tonight

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 4:14 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2023 at 11:31 AM CST

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Widespread freezing rain and sleet has developed along and north of I-30 and will continue into the afternoon with deteriorating travel conditions in this region. For the rest of the ArkLaTex, we will see some light showers and areas of drizzle and it will stay cold with highs struggling to climb out of the 30s.

Even colder air will push south tonight and this is when many locations along and north of I-20 could see rain changing to freezing rain. This will then continue overnight and through Wednesday morning. As a result, Winter Weather Advisories have now been expanded south to include I-20 and the Shreveport area. Expect very hazardous and slippery travel later tonight and into early Wednesday.

By Wednesday afternoon, freezing rain will change back to rain as temperatures finally climb above freezing along the I-20 corridor but freezing rain could continue for awhile longer in our northern zones.

More rounds of rain can then be expected through Thursday before this entire system finally moves out Thursday night. By the time all is done, 1-3″ of additional rain will be likely and this could cause some flooding issues across the ArkLaTex.

Great news as we head into the weekend! High pressure will finally return and this will bring more sunshine along with a nice warming trend. Highs by Sunday will return to the 60s. Make some outdoor plans now!

Have a great day!

-Matt Jones