Freeze warning tonight for Southeast Louisiana

Protect plants, pets and people

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 14, 2018 - 6:28 am

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for much of Southeast Louisiana as the region will see the first freezing conditions of the season.

"A cold front has ushered the coldest air of the season into southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. Clear skies Wednesday night will allow for temperatures to fall near or below freezing across much of the area," forecasters said in the warning.

Wind chills will make it feel even colder.  Widespread frost is possible.

The Freeze Warning is in effect from midnight tonight to 9am tomorrow.

  • TEMPERATURE...28 to 32 degrees across most of the warning area.
  • DURATION...6 to 8 hours over southwest Mississippi, 3 to 6 hours elsewhere in the area.
  • IMPACTS...Sensitive vegetation could be damaged. Wind chill values in the 20s will impact those outside for prolonged periods overnight Wednesday night.

The Weather Service says, "A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation."

The warning covers all of the Northshore parishes and areas outside Orleans and Jefferson south of the lake, except along the coast.

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