Accumulating Wet Snow Expected over Texas and Louisiana
ImpactWeather meteorologist Mike Venske reports that accumulating snow will impact much of the Lone Star State eastward into the Lower Mississippi River Valley today through early Wednesday. And here’s ImpactWeather meteorologist Megan Krannig with a video update:
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Continuing wtih Mike’s forecast: Cold Canadian air will interact with an upper level storm system pushing through Texas and into the Lower Mississippi Valley and Deep South, bringing a chance of wet snow across much of the Lone Star State eastward into northern and central Louisiana today and tonight. A brief period of light snow or sleet will also be possible further to the east across Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on Wednesday morning before the precipitation shifts to the north and east.
Accumulations of snow are forecast to average from 1 to 3 inches across much of Texas with isolated higher amounts up to 4 to 6 inches possible in a swath extending from the Midland/Odessa area eastward through San Angelo, Waco, Killeen and Temple. To the north, the Dallas-Fort Worth area could receive as much as 2 to 4 inches, especially on the south side of the Metroplex.
Across south-central and southeast Texas, rain showers will mix with and eventually change over to sleet and snow from west to east through the day. Accumulations will range from 1 to 3 inches in Austin with a trace to an inch possible in both San Antonio and Houston. By tonight, accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will push as far east as Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana.
Below is a graphic depicting the forecasted snowfall amounts for the entire region through Wednesday morning. The second map is a zoomed-in version over Texas and Louisiana, with an even closer look at the major cities of east Texas on the final map.
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Snow will come to an end from west to east through the evening hours today and early morning hours on Wednesday. However, many locations will see morning low temperatures tomorrow fall to near and below freezing. This may result in slick and hazardous conditions on roadways, especially on bridges and overpasses.