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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Shreveport la
325 PM CST Tuesday Mar 3 2015

Discussion...
a wet pattern will set up over the next 24 to 36 hours as southwest
flow aloft and southerly surface winds bring moisture into the region.
A warm front...currently along Interstate 20...will move north
tonight bringing warmer temperatures for the remainder of the County Warning Area. This
will not last long as a strong cold front will enter northern
areas early Wednesday morning. Combined with an approaching short
wave...expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to return
to the area tonight continuing into Wednesday. Freezing temperatures will
reach the area early Wednesday evening...but the shallow wedge of
cold air will be blocked by the higher elevations to the north of
the County Warning Area. Expect the cold air to wrap around into the area from
both the west and east overnight...but this will take some time.
Therefore the Winter Storm Watch which was previously issued will
be delayed a few hours. It was also canceled for the northwest
Louisiana parishes...as the freezing temperatures do not reach
this area until the precipitation ends. There could be brief hour
or two of mixed rain and sleet for this area...but not enough to
warrant a winter storm. The remaining areas still in the watch
will now include all of the Texas counties along Interstate 30 and
can expect between one and two tenths of ice and or sleet accumulations.
Any snow will be limited to the northern most counties with no
more than one inch following the ice and sleet. Across southern
zones...the rain should end before the freezing temperatures arrive.
Weather from Thursday through Friday night will be dry with another
round of below normal temperatures. A warm up will begin Saturday
and continue through Tuesday along with a small chance of rain.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
shv 62 66 33 37 23 / 40 90 80 20 10
mlu 64 74 32 34 20 / 40 80 90 40 10
deq 51 55 30 37 22 / 80 90 90 10 10
txk 56 59 26 36 21 / 70 90 90 10 10
eld 59 62 30 34 19 / 50 90 90 20 10
tyr 59 62 30 38 25 / 60 90 80 10 10
ggg 62 65 32 38 24 / 50 90 80 10 10
lfk 65 75 37 40 27 / 40 80 80 30 10

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Shv watches/warnings/advisories...
Arkansas...Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
morning for the following zones: arz050-051-059>061-070>072.

Winter Storm Watch from late Wednesday night through Thursday
morning for the following zones: arz073.

La...Winter Storm Watch from late Wednesday night through Thursday
morning for the following zones: laz004>006-014.

OK...Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
morning for the following zones: okz077.

Texas...Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday evening through Thursday
morning for the following zones: txz096-097-108-109-111-112.

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