POSTED: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 3:37pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 4:46pm
National Weather Service (New Orleans) — Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night...
- Timing: A wintry mix of precipitation could begin as early as Tuesday morning, with the heaviest precipitation expected Tuesday afternoon and evening.
- Impacts: Snow amounts in excess of two inches and sleet and freezing rain accumulations of a quarter inch or more are possible across the entire area. Travel conditions are expected to become difficult due to icy roads and bridges during the day on Tuesday. In areas where significant freezing rain occurs, sporadic power outages are possible. The highest potential for freezing rain will be across southeast Louisiana south of Lake Pontchartrain including the city of New Orleans.
A strong cold front will move through southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana on Monday. A disturbance will move across the northern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and spread precipitation back into the area. With a very cold airmass already in place, this will mean the precipitation is likely to fall as sleet, freezing rain or snow across most or all of the area. The potential exists for significant travel problems from snow or icing due to freezing rain.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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