First chance of snow in four years sinks into south Lousiana

First chance of snow in four years sinks into south Lousiana
NBC33 Staff
Weather Talk

POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:27pm

As an Arctic cold front drops into the Deep South, it brings south Louisiana the chance of a wintry mix. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from now through 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Light sleet, mixed with snow flurries, are forecast to measure less than a half-inch in Baton Rouge. Parts of Acadiana, including Lafayette, will see higher chances of snow.

At 5:50 p.m., places from central Texas to north Louisiana were already seeing snow falling. 

Our Stormtracker33 Futurecast shows light rain will stay possible through 10:00 tonight, with a frozen transition to sleet or snow in east Texas/west Louisiana. The Capitol area could see a few flakes beginning to form after midnight.

Waking up Friday morning, light snowfall could still be falling in SW Louisiana. Temperatures will stay below freezing through 10:00 or 11:00 a.m.

With the front lingering overhead all day Friday, a transition back to rain is possible during the afternoon. However, a wintry mix could again form Friday night as the system exits southeast.

Along with the possibility of winter precipitation, temperatures will be very cold. A hard freeze warning will go into effect from 10:00 p.m. until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow around the I-10/I-12 corridor. A Freeze Warning will go into effect during the same time for areas of extreme SE Louisiana.

Lows are forecast to drop into the mid-20s tomorrow morning in Baton Rouge and upper-20s along the coast. Here's a reminder of the four P's to keep in mind tonight:

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