Chance of Storms on Saturday, Winter Mix on Sunday
You can tell we are getting close to a change of season. The weather this weekend will have a little bit of everything. Friday will be cool and showery with high temperatures expected in the low to mid 50s.
Saturday will have highs near 70 with a chance of thunderstorms. But Sunday may bring icy conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport, who has issued a Special Weather Statement:
A BITTERLY COLD AIRMASS WILL AFFECT THE FOUR STATE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY WITH WINTER PRECIPITATION EXPECTED ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE REGION... THE LEADING EDGE OF A STRONG ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE REGION LATE SATURDAY WITH REINFORCING PIECES OF COLD AIR DROPPING SOUTH OUT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. DISTURBANCES FROM THE WEST WILL PROVIDE THE LIFT NECESSARY FOR OVERRUNNING MOISTURE TO MOVE BACK IN THE REGION ON SUNDAY WITH JUST A COLD RAIN EXPECTED. HOWEVER...AS WE MOVE INTO SUNDAY NIGHT...COLD AIR ADVECTION IS STRONG IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND THIS WILL ALLOW FOR THE COLD RAIN TO TRANSITION OVER TO MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE REGION. WHILE PRECIPITATION TYPE IS VERY UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME...A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET APPEARS PROBABLE ACROSS NORTH LOUISIANA AND MUCH OF NORTHEAST TEXAS...WHILE FURTHER NORTH ACROSS SOUTHERN ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. THIS PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY WITH MANY AREAS STRUGGLING TO GET MUCH ABOVE FREEZING DURING THE DAY...IF AT ALL. AS THE EVENT NEARS...AMOUNTS WILL BECOME MORE CERTAIN...AS WILL THE PRECIPITATION TYPE. PLEASE STAY TUNED AND CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER FORECAST AS THIS POTENTIAL WINTER STORM MOVES INTO THE FOUR STATE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.