Columbia County is under a winter weather advisory for up to 2 inches of snow late Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport revised its on Sunday afternoon to include the southern third of Arkansas.
Union, Ashley and Chicot counties, along with the northern third of Louisiana, are under a winter storm warning for up to 4 inches of snow.
A strong winter storm is moving into the Four State area and will continue eastward this evening and overnight, ending early Monday morning.
Light rain and mixed precipitation Sunday afternoon will change to snow into the evening and end as all snow early Monday morning. Accumulating snow of 2 to 4 inches will be possible across north Louisiana.
Drier air to the north of the storm-causing low pressure system may reduce chances for significant snowfall in South Arkansas.
Will Magnolia Public Schools be cancelled for Monday? The Magnolia district tends to make weather cancellation decisions based on actual conditions -- and not speculation – in the early morning hours of a school day.
Parents and students should monitor local news media and the district’s Facebook page for cancellation information.
In North Louisiana, Webster Parish schools were set to be closed on Monday.
In Shreveport, crews are closing Interstate 49 north between the I-220 interchange of the Mira Myrtis Road in north Caddo Parish.
Amtrak’s Texas Eagle northbound from San Antonio to Chicago was running more than four hours late due to weather conditions in Central Texas.
Shreveport Regional Airport was still open at 4 p.m., but travelers were advised to check with the carriers about flight status.
At 4 p.m., the NWS office in Shreveport reported snow falling in East Texas locations including Henderson, Longview, Lufkin, Nacogdoches and Tyler.
The weather service forecast expects a 40 percent chance of rain in the Magnolia area Sunday afternoon, with all snow after 7 p.m. The overnight low will be in the upper 20s.
Wind will be calm and from the north at about 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Snow accumulations of an inch are possible with locally higher amounts.
The winter weather advisory is in effect to 8 a.m. Monday.
Overnight lows will be at or below freezing through Wednesday night.
Union County and the north section of Louisiana is under a winter storm warning for 2-4 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts possible.
Heavy, wet snow is anticipated in the warned area.
The public can monitor road conditions in several ways. They can call 511 for weather conditions in the state through which they’re traveling.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation operates the iDriveAR website, which provides detailed information about local road hazards.
The Louisiana State Police issued a message for cautious driving in a state that rarely sees significant snowfall.
LSP offers the following winter weather driving tips:
Avoid unnecessary travel
Reduce speed and allow extra time to reach your destination
Increase your following distance behind other vehicles
Do not drive using the cruise control in icy conditions
Anticipate stops (such as stop signs and traffic signals) and brake gently while stopping
If you encounter a skid, take your foot off of the accelerator and steer to the direction you want to go until you regain control
Use low beam headlights if it is raining or sleeting
Ensure all vehicle occupants are properly restrained