The weather will get interesting for the New Year holidays.
While the Shreveport-Bossier area experienced unusually warm temperatures at the start of the week, the area is expected to experience a steep drop this weekend following a series of potentially severe weather conditions.
The National Weather Service said temperatures could drop to as low as 35 degrees on Saturday night.
But what does this mean for the Shreveport-Bossier area?
“We want everyone to know that we have a few cold fronts that have to cross the region and that there is a risk of severe weather,” said Davion Hill, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“Wednesday, December 29, there is a marginal risk in our region of severe weather and this is based on a cool front which has a bit of instability in the cool front moving through the region.”
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While Wednesday could bring severe weather, Hill said the best chance for it appears to be Saturday. After another cold front sweeps the region.
Hill said: “As a result of this front on Saturday we’re going to have a pretty cool air spill in the area. There is a slight indication that behind this cold air we are going to have some disturbance in the area. from now it seems that this disturbance will not generate as many precepts, because it seems that the cold air dries us out quite well in the layers of the atmosphere. “
Earlier models showed light snow, sleet, or even winter precipitation moving across the region. Hill said it would be difficult for either of them to reach the ground given how dry it will likely be in the wake of the front.
“We’re still talking about five days, so things could change. Models tend to be a lot drier when it comes to that,” Hill said. “We just have to watch this. It doesn’t take a lot of humidity to create snow.”
Hill said the forecast can be redefined, but right now the likelihood of a snowy vacation is low.
The overnight minimums will be below freezing on Sunday and Monday evening.
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Makenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected]