After temperatures reached the 60s this weekend, winter returns on Monday. Cold & snow are coming our way. It will mainly be flurries in our viewing area on Monday night though Tuesday.
Right now, it appears that south Arkansas snow chances are basically zero. North Louisiana snow chances are low. And central/south Louisiana wintry precipitation chances are moderate. I would draw a map, but the placement of this snow has been something that our weather computer models continue to disagree on. So, it is possible that this will change later in the forecast period.
I'm forecasting up to 1" of snowfall in north Louisiana, mainly for parishes south of I-20; and in Central Louisiana, 1"-2". Some locations in south Louisiana could see slightly higher amounts.
There will be plenty of cold to go along with this arctic blast. Think back to the first week of January when we had our first cold blast of this year. It'll be just about as cold as that, but possibly not as long-lived. That was a 3-day event. This one looks more like a 1.5-2 day cold event.
Windy conditions on Monday will make the for frigid "feels like" temperatures; Monday's high will reach the lower 40s but because winds will be howling from the north up to 25mph (with gusts possibly above 30 mph), the wind chill will feel like the 20s all day. Then, Monday night, the temperature will fall to around 20°. All day Tuesday, the temperature will struggle to reach above the freezing mark. Again, with breezy conditions, the wind chill should remain in the 20s all day.
Record low temperatures will be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The current record low temperature for January 29th is 18° in Monroe. My forecast calls for middle 10s. So, this record is at risk for being broken.
As with the last two cold waves we've had this month, protect your important P's: pets, plants, & pipes.
Again, because some of the weather forecast models are showing disagreement, part of the forecast is subject to change. So, make sure to tune into the latest forecasts with the MyArkLaMiss weather team. Meteorologist Kayleigh Klaustermeier will have an update on KTVE 10 News Today on Monday morning and Chief Meteorologist Jarod Floyd will update you on KTVE 10 News at 5 on Monday evening.
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