Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Preparations are underway throughout East Texas in advance of that Arctic cold front that's due to hit the region soon. We'll have some tips on how to prepare your home and your pets for the bitter cold.
The cold weather is already causing some problems in East Texas. The City of Winona's natural gas system went down overnight because of frozen supply lines. Officials say the problem has been fixed, and they will be going door-to-door to re-light pilot lights this morning.
A murder suspect is behind bars this morning after spending a few days on the run. Miguel Angel Espinal, age 25, is accused of stabbing Subrina and Danny Clark on New Year's Day.
And…just in time for the blast of cold weather we are getting…Joe Terrell puts the "Snuggie" to the test in today's "Does It Work?"
A winter weather advisory is in effect for our eastern and central counties from 9PM this evening until 4PM tomorrow. This advisory is on a line from Mt. Vernon to Quitman to Tyler to Lufkin and points east. Today, we will see clouds increasing with highs reaching the middle to upper 40s. Scattered showers will develop tonight ahead of a fast-moving front. Rain could change to snow early tomorrow morning before ending. Very little in accumulation is expected at this time, but any water on roadways from rain will begin to freeze quickly Thursday causing possible travel troubles, especially over bridges and overpasses. Stay tuned to your East Texas News Leader for the latest.