Winter Precipitation Expected In East Texas Tonight

Snow is possible across parts of east Texas tonight and tomorrow morning.  A cold front is moving through east Texas today, while at the same time, an area of low pressure is forming near the Gulf Coast.  The combination of Gulf moisture and cold air will lead to the possibility of winter weather across the northern half of our viewing area, mainly north of I-20.

The best chance for accumulating snow will be along and north of I-30 between 6:00PM this evening and 6:00AM tomorrow morning.  Up to 2" of snow could fall in these areas.  If you are planning travel north of I-30, be aware there could be some slick spots on roads, especially on bridges and overpasses.

Between I-30 and I-20, rain could change to snow as early as this evening but only a light dusting, mainly on grassy areas are expected.  South of I-20 most of the precipitation will be in the form of rain but, a few wet snow flakes could mix in at times. In these areas we are not expecting any accumulation.

This storm system will move out by tomorrow morning as another reinforcing shot of cold air moves into East Texas tomorrow afternoon.  We could see a few snow flurries as a weak disturbance moves through the late morning to early afternoon.  No accumulation is expected at this time.  It will be very cold Saturday morning so protect any tender vegetation you may have.

Be sure to stay tuned to KLTV and for the latest.  As with all winter storms in East Texas, conditions can change rapidly.  A difference in the path of 50 miles or more could mean the difference between all rain and an accumulating snow.  The StormTracker7 StormTeam will keep you up to date throughout this event.

Grant Dade - Good Morning East Texas/Midday Meteorologist, KLTV 7 News