WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Weather Service describes what to expect today, tomorrow

Published 8:42 am Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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The National Weather Service announced Wednesday morning that temperatures this morning in Southeast Texas are near or just below the freezing mark.

A brief period of freezing rain may occur Wednesday morning, Meteorologist-in-Charge Andy Patrick said, adding temperatures should rise above freezing late Wednesday morning.

“Occasional rain is expected through late afternoon,” he said. “Total ice accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch is expected. Some icing may occur this morning over bridges and overpasses upon the onset of precipitation.

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“The precipitation should begin to decrease by mid afternoon.

Southwest Louisiana appears to be in a tougher spot than Southeast Texas as weather officials announced a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Allen, Evangeline and St. Landry parishes in Southwest Louisiana.

A tenth of an inch of ice is forecasted for these areas and hence light icing, especially of bridges and overpasses may occur.