Today's mild temperatures will be in our rearview mirror as another Arctic blast invades Lufkin and Nacogdoches later tonight.
Behind this cold front, temperatures on Thursday will struggle to reach the middle 40's. You combine these cold temperatures with a stiff north wind and those wind chill (feels like) values will be in the lower 30's. Needless to say, you will need your heavy winter coats as you head out the door first thing Thursday morning.
Chances for Snow
With the cold air in place and some Pacific moisture streaming in on top of that cold air, the potential for some snow mixed with sleet will be possible in the Piney Woods.
As mentioned in several of my Twitter and Facebook posts, based on all the model data I have looked at over the past few days, the temperature profile in Lufkin and Nacogdoches would certainly support snow, should precipitation fall over our part of the state.
If we do see some snow, the time frame would be from Thursday evening through early Friday morning as surface temperatures fall down below the freezing mark. It's possible some sleet pellets could be mixed in with those flurries, but no ice or freezing rain is in the offing, which is certain good news.
It should be noted that due to the lack of moisture with this system, snowfall accumulations, if any, will be very light. Certainly, should we see some snow, it will not be enough to build snowmen, unless of course, he's a miniature one.
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