The recent cold snap could bring southeast Louisiana some wintry precipitation tonight into Friday morning. State Climatologist Barry Keim says even though the air temperature will stay above freezing, you may still see freezing precipitation.
"Note that even if the surface temperatures are above freezing, say 33 or 34 degrees, the air above it may still be below freezing, snow and sleet can form and you can get snow and sleet that can form at the surface."
Keim says if there is wintry precipitation, it won’t be a statewide weather event.
"It is most likely to happen across the Florida Parishes and it going to be tonight into tomorrow morning. The prospect of any accumulating snow is even smaller than getting snow in the first place."
Keim says there are no widespread expectations of icing conditions.
"There could be some isolated locations where that temperature does drop below freezing and we could get some freezing rain and some black ice conditions. I don't anticipate that will be a widespread phenomenon across the region, but it could happen in isolated areas."