EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Monday night through Tuesday night due to the winter weather event that will take place due to a passing cold front.
What to expect:
Monday night- A cold rain may briefly transition into a rain/sleet mix, but it won't last long before it transitions to an all snow event. Snow will begin to accumulate and travel impacts begin.
Tuesday morning- The snow bands shift south into Deep East Texas near daybreak and will last through the late morning hours before shifting south of our area by lunchtime. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Cherokee and Rusk counties, and points north since 2-4" of snowfall will be possible from Alto to Mount Enterprise and points further north toward Tyler and Longview.
Angelina, Nacogdoches, and the rest of the Deep East Texas counties are not under that Winter Storm Watch since accumulations of snow in Deep East Texas will generally be around an inch at most. In other words, it will be a light dusting down here, which means impacts on roadways, while certainly possible, won't be as widespread or as significant as it may be up to the north where the higher snowfall accumulations are expected.
Winter Weather Advisory, which is less significant or impactful compared to a Winter Storm Warning, is expected to be issued for all of our area since minor wintry weather will be possible areawide, leading to some impacts.