Louisiana braces for winter weather
Posted on 1/6/2017 3:21:00 AM.

There’s a chance some parts of Louisiana will see winter precipitation today. State climatologist Barry Keim says the region north of the I-10 corridor will likely see a wintry mix.

“A lot of this will probably start as rain and then transition into sleet and into some freezing rain as the temperatures cool off, and of course if you’re way north in Louisiana up in the I-20 corridor, you’re probably looking at more of a snow event,” Keim said.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Catahoula and Concordia parishes, along with Catahoula, Concordia, East Feliciana, northern Tangipahoa, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Washington and West Feliciana. But Keim says not all parts of the state will see snow, as south Louisiana is in for more wet weather.

“The region north of the I-10, I-12 corridor will likely have some combination of rain, sleet, and freezing rain as the day progresses today and into tonight,” Keim said.

And Keim reminds everyone to take care of their pets, pipes, and plants as some areas of the state will see temperatures well below freezing this weekend.

“Be prepared for a hard freeze north of the I-10, I-12 corridor both Saturday and Sunday mornings, as temperatures are going to drop to the 20s. It’ll even be in the low 20s across those northern parishes,” Keim said.

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