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Snow possible for parts of East Texas this week

By Grant Dade - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - An upper level low pressure system brought a good deal of snow to parts of West Texas this week. This upper level low will cause widespread rain to develop this evening across East Texas and usher in some much colder air tomorrow, which could set the stage for a winter weather event Friday.

Right now, it looks as though a weak disturbance will move through East Texas Friday morning bringing a chance of snow flurries to the area. As this disturbance moves out into the Gulf of Mexico, an area of low pressure will develop and spread precipitation back across East Texas, especially across the southern half of the region. If this were to happen with cold air already in place, a significant winter storm could develop. As with any winter weather potential across East Texas, a lot could change between now and then. If this developing low pressure forms farther east in the Gulf, East Texas would get little or no precipitation. If this low develops farther west there is a good chance East Texas would just have a cold rain event.

Stay tuned to your East Texas News Leader for the latest on this developing situation. I will continue to update the situation and more details become available.

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