The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that does include our Deep East Texas area in the Southern most portion of the advisory.
Even though our high today will be near 70 degrees, a bitterly cold Arctic air mass will begin to dip into our area late today. Much sooner than previously anticipated. Several disturbances moving from the West will also provide the lift necessary for moisture to move back in the region on Sunday with mostly cold rain as temperatures will remain the mid 40's for a highs and lows hovering near freezing.
The actual transition to freezing rain and snow in our area on Monday is still unknown except for the Northern regions of Tx, La. All of Ark, Ok will seethe heavier amounts due to temperatures being much colder.
Our area will have a hard time staying above freezing and will dip into the 20's Monday evening. How quickly the rain moves North and East will determine the extent of our winter precipitation. Right now it is just for a mix...mostly ice pellets. The warm surface temperatures in our area should keep our roads in good shape.
Friday Another front will bring us more cold rain as temperatures stay in the low 50's for a highs and near freezing during the evening hours.
Saturday..more rain and 50/40