Weather

Snow fell Saturday night in Magnolia as the area was placed under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Service bumped up snowfall estimates for the region. Magnolia, earlier forecast to receive less than an inch of snow, is now forecast to receive up to 2 inches of snow before the cold front passes through.

The advisory for Columbia and Union counties, and Claiborne and Union parishes in Louisiana, said snowfall expected to increase in coverage across portions of south-central Arkansas and north Louisiana with 1 to 2 inches possible.

A wind advisory was also in effect.

Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph are forecast for portions of north central and northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma and south central and southwest Arkansas.

The advisory expires at 6 a.m. Sunday.

A winter storm warning was issued Saturday night for Hempstead, Nevada, Little River, Sevier and Howard counties.

More than two inches had already fallen in those counties, and an additional inch is possible.

Temperatures plummeted on Saturday from highs in the upper 50s. The temperature fell through the day. At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, magnoliareporter.com recorded 31 degrees. A brisk west wind of 10 mph, with gusts up to 18 mph, created a wind chill factor of about 20 degrees.

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