Last night. Governor Greg Abbott delivered a televised statewide address on the state's response to recent power outages caused by the severe winter weather as well as the actions the state is taking to ensure the reliability of Texas’ power infrastructure. If you missed it we have the address in its entirety here plus the transcript below.
Believe it or not, there is a chance of a wintery mix of sleet and snow for the Texarkana area from Saturday thru Wednesday. Starting with a slight chance on Saturday and the temperatures will be falling into the 20's by Saturday night and staying well below freezing for a few days. That is serious cold for our area.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Texarkana area. This warning means it is likely that precipitation will tonight transition from rain to a mix of ice and perhaps snow for some of the four state's region, including Texarkana, as arctic air moves in and temperatures fall below freezing.
UPDATE: Genoa School closed at 10 a.m. Fouke School is closing at 1 p.m. today. UACCH and UACCH-Texarkana campuses will close today at 11:00 a.m.
Here are the schools that are closed today: Blevins, Ashdown, Foreman and Horatio. Schools that are delaying their start until 10 a.m. are Avery, DeKalb, New Boston, Malta and Hubbard.