We are told that no two storm systems are the same, and we are hoping that is the case with the conditions coming together for another widespread winter event. So far forecasts have the most activity to the West and North of Texarkana, but we are now included in the Winter Advisory.
With what happened in the winter storm of February 2021, a lot of folks are a little on edge, and over the last week, it seems the forecasts have changed daily. As of right now, Texarkana, a little more of East Texas, and parts of Northwest Louisiana are included in a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Midnight Wednesday to 6:00 pm Thursday.
The biggest concern that forecasters with the National Weather Service in both Shreveport and Ft. Worth are keeping close attention on this storm system is Ice Accumulations with sleet and freezing rain.
Meteorologists in Ft. Worth are predicting that different from 2021, this system will bring more ice and sleet than snow, which is another kind of danger, mainly to the weight of ice. However, there should be fewer days with temps below freezing. With the wind gusts, we’ve seen lately, expect some brutal wind chills.
This is still an event everyone should do their best to prepare for by changing travel plans, stocking up on essential supplies, ensuring cell phone batteries are charged and helping vulnerable friends and relatives.