Watching the potential for winter weather

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(KNOE) - We're still picking up light rain showers mainly south of I-20 this afternoon, but as the cold front advances southward we'll slowly drop to near freezing overnight.

Due to the area of low pressure in the northern gulf, we're seeing a bit of onshore flow of moisture which could ride up and over the frontal boundary and potentially cause a little bit of freezing rain overnight. This will only happen if the moisture makes it far enough north, but models are picking up the freezing rain / sleet mainly between the midnight and 5am hours.

It should be contained to north of I-20, but as the front slides southward there still is the potential for an isolated instance of freezing rain. This is why the winter weather advisory is in effect until 11am Sunday, and we also have a Hard Freeze Watch until Wednesday morning because of the cold temperatures we'll be facing for the beginning part of this week.

We'll likely see a few light showers or drizzle going through tonight, with the potential for the freezing rain or sleet to happen after midnight as temperatures drop near or below freezing.

We'll still be mainly overcast tomorrow with temperatures not increasing too much by the afternoon, only reaching the mid to upper 30s. A northeast wind around 10 to 15 mph will keep us pretty chilly though.

After tonight, the arctic air starts to funnel into the region due to a very strong high pressure over the plains and the cold temperatures aren't really going anywhere fast. Overnight in the teens and lower 20s with daytime highs in the mid to upper 30s, and not seeing any chances for rain either over the next week.