LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A storm system pushing out of the Pacific Northwest and into Texas this weekend will bring us not only the chance for a cold rain but even a wintry mix, including snowfall here in the Piney Woods.
With the potential for some icy bridges and overpasses setting up for early Monday morning, we have declared the time period from Sunday evening through early Monday morning a First Alert Weather Day.
Precipitation will develop and move in from central Texas during the day on Sunday. Since our surface temperatures will be in the lower 40′s, this precipitation will fall in liquid form initially.
However, as we transition into Sunday evening, our temperature profile will be supportive of that changeover to a wintry mix of rain and snow. We will then likely see a complete changeover to snow during the overnight hours before the precipitation comes to an end on Monday morning.
Our best chance to see snowfall amounts of one-to-three inches will be mainly along and north of the Highway 7 corridor, which stretches from Crockett to Nacogdoches and up to Center.
Areas south of there will see some snow, but accumulations will be less.
For residents along and south of the Highway 287 corridor, this will mainly be a wintry mix, with snowfall accumulations generally averaging less than one inch.
With wake-up temperatures on Monday near the freezing mark, elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses could be slick in many spots. Therefore, if you have to be out on the roadways, please use extreme caution on your morning commute.