With Texarkana officially receiving 10 inches of snow and the remains of the first winter storm refreezing tonight as the region plunges into record low temperatures, the National Weather Service gives reports of what we are still facing this week.
The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for Texarkana that will be in effect from Tuesday, February 16, at 6:00 pm until Thursday, February 18, at 12:00 pm.
Tonight in Texarkana, temperatures could possibly be as low as 0 degrees… (degree?) or in some areas sub-zero temps. Pipes are a huge concern, so more than a drip, leave faucets streaming if the pipes are in exterior walls.
In the next round, again we are worried about the ice and freezing rain from our Winter 2000 flashbacks, but it looks like the Texarkana will not only receive a significant amount of ice in the form of freezing rain and sleet, we will again be seeing up to 10 inches of snow. The detailed forecast is below.
As for electricity, there have been some instances of line issues, and local crews have been quick to respond and there have also been major grid issues in Texas and surrounding states. These issues will continue and put us all at risk for rolling blackouts… Yes, this includes our area.
As for travel, don’t. Even as some roads may be passable, all will be treacherous. All local law enforcement agencies are asking that you not drive unless it is absolutely necessary. With temps remaining below freezing, what becomes slush will refreeze.
This was the latest forecast update from the National Weather Service in Shreveport…
Hopes and prayers all of us stay warm and safe. We will update as officials pass along information.