Wednesday's Weather: Cold start with lows in the 30s. Overcast a - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Wednesday's Weather: Cold start with lows in the 30s. Overcast afternoon with highs in the 40s.

Cold Arctic air will continue to stream into East Texas today, making for a chilly New Year's Eve.

We'll start our Wednesday cold, in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Highs will only warm into the low 40s this afternoon, as that cold airmass settles in. Partly cloudy skies will continue through then, but rain is on the way!

An area of low pressure will build to our south, moving to the north along the Gulf. This low, combined with moisture from the Gulf, will bring rain to East Texas Thursday morning through Saturday morning. We could see between 1-3" of rain during that time period.

With lows at or near freezing Thursday morning, we cannot rule out the possibility for a slight chance (20%) of sleet in the early morning hours. For now, it looks like any sleet will stay to our west, west of Dallas/Fort Worth, with very cold rain over East Texas.

Lows will warm into the upper 30s to low 40s Friday and Saturday, so the chance for sleet will only come on Thursday morning. Highs will warm into the upper 40s to low 50s through the end of the week.

Partly cloudy skies return by the end of the weekend, with highs in the 50s by the start of the new work week.

Have a great day!?

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