Area braces for winter weather


With cold air back in East Texas, many people in the area experienced short bursts of sleet, freezing rain and some snow flurries Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service office in Shreveport, Kilgore and the surrounding area could see another chance of winter weather Monday evening.

“A very cold reinforcing shot of cold air will begin moving into the Four State Region late on Monday. Significant moisture should be present with this cold air mass and the end result could be a Wintry Mix of precipitation with possible accumulations Monday night into Tuesday,” a graphic on the office’s website states.

It continues that forecasters will continue monitoring the data through the weekend to determine specific precipitation amounts, locations and timing.

As of press time in the extended forecast, Monday night showed “rain, snow, and freezing rain likely” with a low of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Tuesday then continues with “a 40 percent chance of snow” with a high of 31 degrees. This forecast could change.