(1/28/2019) Good Monday morning! We’ve got a mild day ahead with rain chances in the forecast late this afternoon. A cold front is going to bring us rain this evening with a changeover into snow overnight. For your Monday, we’ll start off with plenty of sunshine but increasing cloud cover by lunchtime. We’re going to stay dry until that rain moves in late afternoon through the evening with clouds filling in and highs in the mid 60’s. Winds will be breezy today from the southwest. Once the rain begins falling and winds shift from the northwest, cold air will rush in behind it changing the rain over into snow. There will be a brief period late tonight with wintry mix/sleet possible before it turns to all snow.
Through the late night hours into early tomorrow morning, snowfall is looking likely especially for areas east of Highway 165. The best period for snowfall in the ArkLaMiss will be beginning around 10-11pm Monday through around 3-4am Tuesday. The highest accumulations are expected to be east of Highway 165 closer to the Mississippi River, around 1-2″. There is much lower confidence west of Monroe, with up to an inch possible, but a lot of folks only getting rain and NO snow. With any type of rain or wintry precip, temperatures will be dropping into the upper 20’s by daybreak tomorrow so roads are expected to be in rough condition, especially bridges and overpasses. Be sure to exercise extra caution tomorrow morning if you have to go to work or school. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through all of NELA and southern Arkansas until tomorrow morning. The highest totals across the region are expected to be to our east across central Mississippi with 1-3″ expected, and locally higher amounts possible.
Once the snow clear, it should melt away by tomorrow afternoon with sunny skies and temperatures climbing into the mid 40’s for the high. Winds will be breezy from the north with bitter cold following on Wenesday morning with lows forecasted in the mid 20’s.