The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a "Freezing Rain Advisory" for portions of the Ark-La-Tex, including Texarkana. This advisory is for February 20, from midnight to 9 a.m.

The advisory is in effect for Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest and South Central Arkansas and portions of Northeast Texas overnight from 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The precipitation may begin as rain but should quickly transition to freezing rain as temperatures fall below freezing. This may produce a glaze of ice on trees, power lines, exposed surfaces, and area roadways including bridges and overpasses.

  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST FRIDAY.
  • FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. ANY ICE ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.
  • FREEZING RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP VERY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE AFTER SUNRISE BUT SHOULD TRANSITION TO ALL LIQUID RAIN AS TEMPERATURES WARM ABOVE FREEZING BY MID MORNING FRIDAY.
  • ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM A TRACE TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH MAY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY ALSO OCCUR.
  • 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.