Some of the Arklatex Could See Snow by Tonight
The memory of Snowmageddon 2022 is still fresh on our minds in Shreveport/Bossier and just a little less than a year later, part of the Arklatex is bracing for another round of Jack Frost's magic dust.
According to the National Weather Service in Shreveport portions of extreme Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma and the adjacent sections of Southwest Arkansas could see light snowfall accumulations this afternoon and tonight with the passage of a strong upper-level storm system.
In a nutshell, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 3:00 pm this afternoon through 6:00 am tomorrow morning.
In the advisory, the NWS says:
Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one
inch, although totals up to 2 inches will be possible in far
northern McCurtain County Oklahoma. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.
This event applies to the following areas: In Arkansas, Sevier and Howard Counties. In Oklahoma, McCurtain County. In Texas, Red River County.
Temperatures will be mainly a little above freezing when the snow is falling, which will limit snow accumulations on roads to mainly bridges and overpasses.
In the immediate Shreveport/Bossier area, they aren't predicting any snowfall, but we could be in for some pretty heavy rains.
As you can tell, the Shreveport/Bossier area could be in for as much as two inches of rainfall and those just south and to the east of us could see as much as three inches of rain. The National Weather Service also warns that some areas could be in for flash flooding:
The threat of heavy rainfall and localized flooding will be increasing through the day on Tuesday into Tuesday night as a strong upper-level disturbance shifts into the region. Total rainfall amounts will generally range between 1-3 inches with the highest totals across Deep East Texas into much of North Louisiana.