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Big progress in restoring power but another hard freeze is on the way

Entergy promises all power should be restored by Thursday night as area plans for more bitter cold

BEAUMONT, Texas — For the most part, the coldest weather and wintry weather has passed and now, a slow warm up is on the way.

We dipped below the freezing mark this morning in Southeast Texas and we're set to do it again Saturday morning.

Sunny, chilly weather is forecast for the rest of Thursday as we continue to gradual warm back up.

Another hard freeze is forecast Saturday Morning with Saturday afternoon highs set to climb into the 50's with lots of sunshine.

Increasing cloudiness and even warmer weather is forecast Sunday thanks to southerly winds.

A weak cold front is forecast Sunday night with a few showers followed by dry weather early next week. 

We could be near 70 Wednesday afternoon ahead of warm, humid, wet conditions next Thursday.

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Here's everything you need to know -- from timing to impacts. 

Timeline: 

This next system will move through the area and change over to rain for most much quicker than the last storm. But the impacts could be high on a power grid already crippled by the cold. 

Thursday morning: There is a 20% to 30% chance of freezing rain in the Lakes; but this is a slight chance and impacts are not expected to be severe. Wind chills in the teens and 20s are expected around 8 a.m. across Southeast Texas.

Thursday afternoon: A mix of freezing rain, sleet and maybe snow will impact the Lakes area of Southeast Texas around noon, with temperatures in the upper 30s. Southern areas of Southeast Texas will see temperatures in the lower 40s.

Friday morning: A northwest flow will impact Southeast Texas on Friday, allowing some long-awaited sunshine. Temperatures will begin to warm up.

Saturday morning: The morning begins with a hard freeze followed by a sunny, warmer afternoon with highs in the mid-50s.

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