Unseasonably warm weather will wrap up today, with cold temperatures and rain rolling into East Texas on Wednesday.
“We are riding a rollercoaster of weather,” said C.S. Ross, hydrologist with the National Weather Service — Shreveport. “It’s been quite active.”
A cold front is expected to hit East Texas on Wednesday, bringing the temperature down to highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s, said KYTX CBS 19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams.
The weather will get colder as the week progresses, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s through Friday, Adams said.
The front is expected to bring rain as early as Wednesday with possible thunderstorms on Thursday. CBS19 is forecasting possible snow and ice on Friday.
Rain will taper off on Saturday, but the temperatures will drop to near-freezing Saturday night and Sunday morning. There is a possibility of freezing rain on Sunday morning, Adams said.
Ross said the warm temperatures stem from moist and warm air from the gulf. He said arctic air masses come from the Yukon Territory in Canada that spill down to East Texas.
“Another arctic cold front will traverse the East Texas and Ark-La-Tex region Friday and give us another quite chilly weekend,” Ross said.