Timing of Today’s/Tonight’s Rain, Sleet, and Snow in the Pineywoods
Could this be a scene that we see at the KICKS 105 studios?
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most all of Deep East Texas. Wow! I've been on the radio here since 1990 and I don't recall ever saying that. The warning is in effect through early Monday. Tyler, Jasper, and Newton Counties are the only counties in our area that are NOT under the warning, however, they are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Most all forecast models are now in agreement that Lufkin and Nacogdoches could be in for some heavy snow, especially tonight. This morning, there are already many reports of a wintry mix of rain and sleet across the Pineywoods. So, let's lay out the timing of what we can expect.
The chance of precipitation will continue to grow over the course of the day, from about 40% this morning to about 90% by lunchtime. We'll keep the chances of precipitation at about 80-90% until just before midnight tonight. The temperatures today will hang in the mid 30s to near 40. Keep in mind, it doesn't have to be 32 or below for snow or sleet to fall.
Remember this snowfall in Huntington from a December a few years ago?
Today, we are expecting a wintry mix. We could get up to near a half inch of rain and/or less than a half inch of snow. Tonight, however, is when things could get very interesting. Snow is expected to get heavier tonight across the area. 2-4 inches of snow is expected to be rather common, however, 5 to 6 inches of the white stuff could fall in some of the snow squalls. The heaviest of the snow should taper off by midnight, but another half inch of snow could fall between midnight and 3 a.m.
Tonight's low is expected to get down to near 30 with Tuesday's high reaching around 40 with mostly cloudy skies. Be sure to download the KICKS 105 App to keep up with changing conditions and to have alerts sent to your smartphone.