Passing front brings severe weather, possibly snow to Louisiana
Posted on 1/21/2016 10:18:00 AM.
A cold front moving across Louisiana is bringing the possibility of severe weather and even the chance of snow for some areas of the state.  Alek Krautmann, with the National Weather Service in Slidell, says the chance of severe weather in south Louisiana will begin this afternoon and continue into the night.

"The type of storms we're expecting today will be strong, but some could be severe.  And the severe storms might be accompanied with tornadoes, large hail, and damaging wind gusts."

Krautmann says you can expect heavy rains as the storms pass, but it shouldn't last very long.

"They'll be moving very quickly and so overall rainfall amounts are likely to be about an inch to an inch-and-a-half across parts of the area."

Jason Hansford, with the NWS in Shreveport, says there is a strong chance for snow and a rain/snow mix tonight in north Louisiana.  He says the wintry precipitation is expected in the extreme northern part of the state.

"Generally along and north of the I-20 corridor between Shreveport, Monroe and over towards Vicksburg and Tallulah."

Hansford says if they see any snowfall, it will likely be just a dusting at most.

"At this point and time, we're thinking temperatures may remain near of just above freezing, so we'd have to get a pretty good burst of snow for any kind of accumulation." 
Louisiana, weather, snow, Alek Krautmann, Jason Hansford, National Weather Service

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