Sleet, snow now much less doubtless in southeast Louisiana as chilly snap continues

Southeast Louisiana will see cold weather, but snow is unlikely this weekend

Temperatures will drop into the low 20s this weekend and into early next week, though there is now an “inconsequential” chance of winter precipitation during the cold days, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

On Friday afternoon, forecasters had of a wintry mix of rain, sleet and light snow in parts of southeast Louisiana. 

On Friday, the National Weather Service warned of the possibility Tuesday night (Jan. 16) of accumulating light snow and sleet in southwest Mississippi and on the North Shore, in the Florida parishes adjacent to the Mississippi border.

In a Saturday night update, forecasters said the wintry mix was less likely. There is “low confidence on any actual winter precipitation amounts, location and duration for late Tuesday afternoon and evening,” the update said.

Forecasters remain certain that freezing conditions will occur Saturday night and into Sunday morning in southwest Mississippi, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and parts of Southeast Louisiana. The National Weather Service issued “hard freeze warnings” for Baton Rough, Slidell and McComb and Gulfport, Mississippi. Temperatures in those areas are expected to drop below 26 degrees. 

A freeze warning was issued for New Orleans, where forecasters are predicting a low of 28 degrees.

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