The National Weather Service says uncertainty still exists, but confidence has increased in predictions that a wintery mix of rain and snow could be headed to East Texas late this weekend.
"The potential for a wintry mix of precipitation continues to look possible for the latter half of the weekend and possibly extending into early Monday," the National Weather Service said Thursday. "This scenario is dependent on the depth of cold air combined with the track of an upper low as well as a surface low along the Gulf coast. These factors could result in precipitation beginning as rain on Sunday before transitioning to a rain/snow mix or perhaps all snow Sunday night through early Monday morning."\
The NWS's extended forecast for Carthage, as of Thursday afternoon, was predicting a 40 percent chance of rain on Sunday, with a high of 43 degrees, and a 40 percent chance of rain and snow on Sunday night, with a low of 29 degrees. Monday is expected to be partly sunny with a high of 45 degrees.