Round II: New winter storm warning in effect Tuesday evening

by Jo Anne Embleton

CHEROKEE COUNTY – National Weather Service officials in Shreveport have issued an additional winter storm warning for a four-state area that include East Texas.

The alert, issued at 10:34 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, states the warning extends until noon

on Thursday.

Meanwhile, advisories for wind chill and hard freeze extends to noon Tuesday.

Tuesday, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 28 during the day, with wind chill values as low as -9 degrees.

Tuesday night, snow showers, freezing rain and sleet are likely after midnight, with a projected low of about 23 and wind chill values as low as 15. There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation, with a slight chance of new ice accumulation and possible new snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch, according to

Freezing rain and sleet will greet East Texans Wednesday morning, becoming all freezing rain after noon. Highs will be near 30 degrees, with northeast winds around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph and 100 percent chance of precipitation.

On Thursday, expect Thursday a 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon; skies will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 31 during the day, and a low around 14 in the evening.