Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: President Obama is convincing more Democratic members of Congress to back the health care reform package. We'll tell you about the latest lawmakers to pledge their support and what new incentives are being added to the package.
An East Texas soldier has died in Iraq. We'll tell you how long Staff Sergeant Richard J. Jordan had been overseas serving his country.
Graco has announced a recall of more than one-million high chairs because of safety concerns. We'll tell you what the company is doing to make sure its products are safe for kids.
And meteorologist Grant Dade will be "Cooking Up A Storm" today. Be sure to tune in at 6:20am to catch his great recipe for Chicken Quesadillas.
We are waking up with a wide range of temperatures this morning. Our normally colder locations are once again waking up with temperatures in the 30s. Most areas, however, have temperatures this morning in the middle and upper 40s. A very nice afternoon is in store for East Texas today, but then big changes are on the way. Highs will reach the lower 70s as we see mostly sunny skies early with a few clouds approaching late. A very strong late winter storm is developing across the Southern Plains and will bring drastic changes to the forecast just in time for the first weekend of spring.
A few strong storms are possible early tomorrow as the cold front moves in and the temperatures plummet. Highs tomorrow will be in the lower to middle 50s early but drop to near 40 by the afternoon with very strong north westerly winds. It appears now we will see enough wrap-around moisture to where areas north of I-20 could even see a few snow flurries tomorrow evening. If you are traveling to the north, a major heavy snow event will occur north of the Red River in Oklahoma. Near freezing temperatures will occur Sunday morning and possibly Monday morning across most of East Texas. We will see a rapid warm up next week so this blast of winter will not last long. It's the winter that just won't give up!