January 15 – Weather forecast for Shreveport, Texarkana
SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Much of the ArkLaTex has received ¼ to ½ inch of sleet and snow accumulation since Sunday afternoon. This precipitation will end soon and our attention will turn to some seriously cold temperatures. We should be back to normal on Wednesday.
End of snow and frost: The mix of snow and sleet falling on parts of the ArkLaTex will end Monday afternoon. We’ll likely continue to see a lot of clouds over our area Monday night as dangerously cold temperatures settle in. Despite some sunshine on Tuesday, don’t expect travel conditions to improve much. Temperatures Tuesday morning will likely start in the single digits and teens. Daytime highs will remain below normal in the 20s and lower 30s.
Danger of cold winds: With a gentle northerly breeze continuing Monday night. The wind chill factor is likely to reach dangerous levels during the night. The entire region will see the Wind Chill Index drop to near zero with some WCIs reaching -5 in the northwest half of the region.
Return of the sun: Futurecast shows a fair number of clouds lingering over the ArkLaTex Monday night. We will likely see some sunshine return during the day on Wednesday. With temperatures likely to approach but stay below freezing, the sun may help with some melting on Tuesday. Any melt we see on Tuesday will likely freeze again Tuesday night as temperatures will drop back to low to moderate levels. We’ll continue to see plenty of sunshine on Wednesday. Thanks to the return of southerly winds, temperatures will be much warmer as the entire region will warm into the low to mid 40s. Most of the rest of this week will be dry. We’ll have to keep an eye on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. We will have a slight chance of a little rain. There is a very small chance of brief winter rain during this time over the far northeastern part of the region. Sunshine will return on Friday and continue through the weekend.
Temperatures are back above normal! Temperatures are looking warmer as we head into next week. Daytime highs early next week will likely be in the low to mid 60s. Overnight lows will return to the 40s and 50s. What is important is that the warmth will be accompanied by possible rain for several days.
Travel will likely remain risky throughout much of the ArkLaTex through Wednesday morning. If you don’t have to travel in cold and wet conditions, please don’t. If you must travel, use extra caution.
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