Every time we check our weather down here it seems to change! Right now here is the current warning:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 12 PM CST MONDAY. THE ICE STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELED.
AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT HAS MOVED TO NEAR A LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS... TO MARSHALL AND JACKSONVILLE TEXAS LINE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS FRONT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A MUCH COLDER AIRMASS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY FALL TO NEAR FREEZING TO SLIGHTLY BELOW FREEZING ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS MONDAY. MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO OVERRUN THIS COLDER AIRMASS RESULTING IN LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT ALONG AND NORTH OF THE I-30 CORRIDOR OF NORTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AND CLOSER TO SUNRISE SOUTH OF THE I-30 CORRIDOR TO NEAR A NACOGDOCHES TEXAS...SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA...PRESCOTT ARKANSAS LINE. ONCE THE TEMPERATURE DROPS TO FREEZING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS MONDAY...EXPECT ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAINLY LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAINLY AFFECT ELEVATED OBJECTS INCLUDING BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AS WELL AS TREES AND POWERLINES.
EVEN LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL LIKELY LEAD TO VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...AND SLIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ON TREES AND POWER LINES ARE EXPECTED. FOR THIS REASON...PREPARATIONS NEED TO BE MADE THIS EVENING FOR A LIGHT FREEZING RAIN EVENT ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST TEXAS... SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA... AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AND EXTREME NORTHWEST LOUISIANA.
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Today we went out and made sure that we had firewood and batteries. We went grocery shopping yesterday so we're okay there. After watching what it did to Springfield, MO, and the rest of MO, I just want to be prepared in case it turns worse. This is a very, very slow moving front so who knows what it will end up doing. The scary thing is that when we were out this afternoon anyone we talked to didn't even know about this storm!
My parents in Springfield are still without power along with a good friend of mine, my sister still has power as of now. My sister-in-law in the St. Louis area does not have any power and is now in a hotel. Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.