Temperatures topple Tuesday; first freeze possible

Temperatures topple Tuesday; first freeze possible
NBC33 Staff
Weather Talk

POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 3:04pm

A strong cold front is headed southward on Tuesday, and it is set to bring the coldest air of the season into south Louisiana.

Temperatures will topple into the low to mid-30s on Wednesday and Thursday morning, settling a widespread frost across the area, and possibly, a light freeze to places around the Capitol area— chances are especially higher north.

“Weather models continue to show a strong cold front pushing through southern Mississippi and southeast Louisiana” a special weather statement from the National Weather Service in New Orleans read. “The first freeze with temperatures at or below 32 degrees is possible across parts of southern Mississippi and the Florida parishes of Louisiana Wednesday and Thursday mornings.”

In addition to chilly temperatures, winds will increase across the region on Tuesday afternoon and create winter-like wind chills.

Forecasters at the NWS say, “Temperatures will rapidly drop late Tuesday night into the 30s across southern Mississippi and the Florida parishes of Louisiana. This feature, along with north winds of 10 to 18 mph will create wind chill values in 20s Wednesday morning.”

If you have temperature sensative plants, then you may want to think about bringing them indoors or covering them with an old blanket. Click here to learn more about how you can protect your plants during cold weather.

Also, if you are a pet owner, please remember to keep in mind the proper, cold-weather precautions for your animals.

 

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