Temperatures stayed in the 60s for most of the day. The wind threat includes many who are also under winter storm warnings to the north. Parts of the Plains have seen up to 9 inches of snow.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and freezing cold temperatures continue, with a high of 19degrees. Colder air will continue to push in changing the wintry mix over to snow showers into this evening and tonight.
Winter weather advisories were canceled in Webster Parish Friday morning.
By Saturday, upstate NY state and far northern New England should experience lingering snow, but the low-pressure system is expected to leave the US and enter the Canadian borders at this time.
The storm will gather in strength as it moves toward the Northeast, with meteorologists reporting a second low pressure area spreading the snow, sleet, and icy rain to parts further east from. Heavy snow possible of 4 to 8 inches. Accumulations of over an inch have created slushy and unsafe travel conditions in Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, northern MS, and northern Louisiana, according to the Weather Channel. This will be followed by heavy snow, with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible late Friday evening into early Saturday morning.
Rain, sleet, heavy snow, and freezing rain are all possible Friday night into Saturday morning.
The weather service said the combination of melting snow and periods of rain will make rivers and streams rise, breaking up the ice but possibly causing ice jams to form. In warmer areas to the east, the onslaught of rain has led to over 50 reports of flooding. Highs on Tuesday will only reach the single digits after starting off below zero.