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Cold rain for most, little patchy ice North & West

Hard Freeze to follow for Saturday and Sunday morning on the Northshore and River Parishes

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Now the fun begins! Trying to figure out 1. when and how far the freezing temperatures make it and 2. will there be enough moisture for any frozen precipitation or ice formation. We do know one thing, if we see any sleet or ice, accumulations will be minimal, but it doesn't take much for some slick spots on elevated roads for patchy ice. And that is still possible mainly from Houma/Thibodaux across the River Parishes and on the Northshore mainly along the I-12 corridor. North of that, moisture appears pretty limited. In the city and toward the coast, we should remain above freezing. After about 8-9 am Friday, temperatures will be above freezing and any ice will melt, but USE CAUTION Friday morning. A light rain is possible into the midday hours Friday mainly south with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. 

As we begin to clear out, temps will plummet both Saturday and Sunday morning with the potential for a HARD FREEZE North and even West. Perhaps a greater chance Sunday morning. In the city, we may only see a light freeze. So, for a hard freeze, aside from the people, pets, plants...also add pipes! Another cold front looks to move through Tuesday, albeit not as cold, but the chilly weather continues through next week.

Detailed Forecast


50% cold rain, possible sleet/freezing rain North and West. Light freeze NS. Low: S 36, N 32. Winds: N 6-12.


30% light rain mainly south. Cloudy and cold. Breezy. High: 42. Winds: N 8-15.


HARD FREEZE N & W. Near freezing South. Sunny and chilly. Low: S 34, N 26. High: 48.


HARD FREEZE N & W. Light freeze South. Sunny and chilly. Low: S 31, N 24. High: 52.


Light freeze N. Early sun, then increasing clouds. 30% spotty showers late. More overnight. Low: S 38, N 30. High: 58.


70% early AM rain, then clearing. Cool temps. Low: S 52, N 45. High: 60.


Chilly temps, sunny skies. Low: S 42, N 37. HigH: 55.


Mostly cloudy, 40% scattered showers. Chilly temps. Low: S 40, N 34. High: 51.

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