Snowfall Expected This Weekend In Red River Radio Area

Jan 8, 2021

Credit Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

WEEKEND WEATHER  — Weather Forecasters say a weekend storm system will bring snow to some parts of the South and potentially severe thunderstorms to others.  The National Weather Service’s early forecast for the Red River Radio listening area indicates we may see some wintery weather beginning Saturday evening as overnight temperatures should drop into the upper 20’s and remain very cold on Sunday.    Meteorologist Matt Hemingway with the National Weather Service in Shreveport  gave this update.

"We are looking an initial onset of precipitation to occur sometime Sunday afternoon," Hemingway said. "And then eventually all snow as we go into Sunday night and into Monday.

Moist air from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to push north to the ArkLaTex over the weekend  which will affect snowfall amounts and accumulation.

Matt Hemingway, Meteorologist with National Weather Service-Shreveport, LA
Credit Courtesy: NWS-Shreveport Office

"We're looking at maybe a two to three inch swath of snow here from parts of East Texas into North Louisiana maybe right up the Arkansas border here north of Farmerville, Union Parish into Union County Arkansas," Hemingway explained.

The National Weather Service forecast could change and Meteorologists urge everyone to be aware of the potential for accumulation of snow.  There is also a potential for freezing rain and ice on roads & bridges if ground temperatures stay at or below freezing for a significant time.  Stay tuned to Red River Radio as we will provide weather updates as conditions warrant.