Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: The cold front is creeping toward East Texas this morning. It has already hit the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, causing problems for morning commuters.
In East Texas, organizations that help the homeless have been preparing for a surge in demand with the arrival of cold weather. Meanwhile, homeowners have been making trips to the hardware store to stock up on those supplies they need to protect their property.
Some employees of Pilgrim's Pride are worried about the possibility of more layoffs. The company announced it was cutting 160 jobs this week at two plants in East Texas.
Plus, in today's "Gift of Love" report, we'll meet an East Texas teenager with a love for music who's searching for a family to call her own.
A strong cold front is moving through the area this morning. Temperatures ahead of this front are in the upper 30s dropping into the upper 20s behind the front. Last night's rainfall has left standing water on roadways which could begin to freeze once the front moves through. Freezing drizzle and flurries are possible through the first half of the morning. Temperatures will drop into the middle 20s area wide by late this afternoon. Wind Chill values will approach 10 degrees as well later today. Please use caution while driving today as some slick spots can be expected, especially over bridges and overpasses.