Hazardous Weather Outlook for Natchitoches Parish

DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

Rain and scattered thunderstorms are likely today. Some of the
thunderstorms could produce small hail. The precipitation should
transition to freezing rain across portions of North Central and
Northwest Louisiana after midnight tonight. Only trace
accumulations are expected, but this may still be enough to
produce a very thin glaze of ice on exposed surfaces.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...

Freezing rain is possible across much of Northwest and Northern
Louisiana and much of East Texas south of a line from Tyler to
Marshall Friday morning. Temperatures should warm during the day
Friday for the precipitation to transition back to all rain.
However, more freezing rain and sleet is expected areawide
beginning Friday night and into the daytime hours of Saturday.
Accumulations should remain very light, most likely only a trace.
However, this may still be enough to produce a very thin glaze of
ice on exposed surfaces.

A much more significant winter storm is expected as snow moves
back into areas along and north of Interstate 30 Sunday afternoon.
A mix of sleet and snow, and some freezing rain, is expected
farther southeast. As even colder air arrives on Monday, a gradual
transition to all snow will occur. There is still a great deal of
uncertainty regarding accumulations. However, snowfall
accumulations of at least 3 to 6 inches are possible northwest of
a line from Jacksonville TX, to Shreveport, to Farmerville LA, and
1 to 3 inches of snow and some ice accumulations are expected
farther to the southeast.

Yet another round of a mix of rain and snow is expected Wednesday.

In addition, extremely cold weather is expected Friday through
Wednesday. The coldest temperatures are expected Monday night and
Tuesday morning as overnight lows fall into the single digits for
most locations north of Interstate 20 and into the teens
elsewhere.