Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hard Freeze Warnings Posted, Likely to Stay for Awhile

An Arctic outbreak has invaded most of the country, including us here in Deep East Texas. As a result, we will be in store for some very hard freezes over the next few nights, with tonight being the coldest.

Here are the forecasted low temperatures overnight where you live. Generally, most areas in our KTRE viewing area will dip down into the teens, with the lone exception being parts of Polk, Tyler, Jasper, and Newton counties. Even then, areas around Barnum, Chester, Livingston, Woodville, and Colmesneil will still fall into the lower 20's.

With the frigid airmass in place, we will not warm up much during the next few days, as we only reach the lower to middle 40's.

As a result of the frigid weather, we have Hard Freeze Warnings in effect for all of East Texas through Wednesday morning.

That will more than likely be extended as we will see a few more nights with lows dropping down into the lower and middle 20's.

A reminder that with this cold blast lasting for a few more days, make sure you continue to take care of the four P's of protection: the pets, pipes, plants, and people.

Also, be careful with space heaters and make sure your vehicle has plenty of anti-freeze.

We should finally start to thaw out by next weekend, but even then, we are only talking about getting back to normal temperatures for mid-January.

Please stay warm.