It looks like more than Santa, but the whole North Pole is on its way in this polar vortex that will keep temps in the Ark-La-Tex below freezing for multiple days. Remember that there are 4 P’s, people, pets, pipes, and plants.
Arctic air is on the way bringing dangerously cold temps to us as we head into the Christmas weekend. All of the Ark-La-Tex is currently under a hard freeze warning.
By the afternoon of Thursday, December 22 afternoon temperatures will be in the mid-20s. Friday morning temps will be near 10°, and will barely get into the 20s for an afternoon high. Some local meteorologists are saying we could see wind gusts up to 20mph… so, well, I don’t want to do the math so I’m just gonna say the wind chill will feel like it is 20 below 0°.
On Christmas Eve Saturday, we could see an afternoon high of 34° and maybe back up to nearly 40° on Christmas day.
There doesn’t seem to be a large chance of precipitation with this event.
There is a model that has temperatures even lower, but we are going to keep our fingers crossed against that. Even though the chances for precipitation are low, what is wet will freeze so be extremely careful.
Get this, by New Year’s Eve… temps back in the mid-60s!