Winter Storm Warning For Texarkana Area Midnight Tonight until 6 p.m. Wednesday

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Texarkana area from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the weather service a mixture of sleet and snow is expected late tonight with a change from sleet to snow during the day Wednesday.

TXK Today will have any information on school closings or delays as soon as we hear from the schools.

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WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW UP TO 4 INCHES… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* EVENT… AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE APPROACHING THE REGION LATE TONIGHT BRINGING WITH IT A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW. DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY… THE UPPER TROUGH WILL BE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD WITH MUCH OF THE PRECIPITATION CHANGING OVER FROM SLEET TO SNOW. SLEET ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WHILE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE EAST OF THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* TIMING… THE WINTER PRECIPITATION SHOULD BEGIN AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY.
* IMPACT… IMPACTS WILL BE CONFINED TO MAINLY ELEVATED AND EXPOSED SURFACES INCLUDING BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. IF THE SNOW COMES DOWN QUICKLY ENOUGH… THEN SURFACE STREETS WILL SEE ACCUMULATIONS AS WELL.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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