The National Weather Service expects between one and two inches of snow — and if conditions are right, perhaps even more — to hit Panola County on Sunday night.

Meteorologist Matt Hemingway discussed the latest forecast Friday morning, saying most of East Texas, especially along the I-20 corridor, should see first a mix of rain and snow and then all snow fall overnight Sunday into Monday.

Saturday is expected to be overcast with no precipitation, but that will change around mid-day Sunday when rain is expected to push through the Tyler area around noon and move east.

Hemingway said 100+ mph winds in a jet stream above the region will help to produce precipitation and some isolated areas where even heavier bands of snow may fall.

Around 3 p.m. Sunday, Hemingway said that band of rain should be reaching the Texas-Louisiana border, and a line of rain/snow mix should be here around 6 p.m.

At 9 a.m., Hemingway said “we’re probably talking all snow or rain/snow mix across all of the region.”

Early Monday, around 3 a.m., should see all snow across the region, and that’s expected to last through the morning. Hemingway said the National Weather Service is not seeing a lot of freezing rain or sleet with this storm, although that could change.

Temperatures on Monday might not rise above the 30s, Hemingway said.

Whether the area gets two inches or four inches, Hemingway cautioned that driving conditions will be hazardous, especially if the area sees slush refreezing.

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