Last Modified: Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:25 PM
The northern reaches of Southwest Louisiana could get more sleet and freezing rain this morning, as temperatures linger near freezing, forecasters said. But the outlook is better for most of the region because of slightly warmer temperatures.
Vernon Parish will be under a winter weather advisory until noon, with a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet possible in east Texas and central Louisiana. Conditions are expected to be worst during late morning, with chances of precipitation decreasing after noon, when temperatures are expected to rise.
National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Erickson said an upper-level disturbance is expected to move through the area, creating a small chance of precipitation.
Starting at 6 a.m., temperatures will to be between 30 and 35 degrees, with colder temperatures in central Louisiana. At that time, there will be less than a 10 percent chance of precipitation.
Between 6 and 9 a.m., light precipitation is expected to fall throughout the region. At that time, temperatures will be near freezing in central Louisiana, creating the possibility of freezing rain or sleet, forecasters said.
Bridges and high roads could ice in areas getting freezing temperatures.
Erickson said accumulation levels will be much smaller than in previous instances of winter precipitation.
Depending on temperatures, freezing rain or sleet could extend south to the U.S. 190 corridor, which includes parts of Beauregard and Allen parishes.
Southwest Louisiana is not expected to receive any frozen participation.
Temperatures should rise into the upper 30s or low 40s by 3 p.m., meaning any participation would just be rain. Precipitation is expected to end by 6 p.m.