StormTracker Team Forecast…The cold front has moved in and out of the Baton Rouge area and goodness, we are feeling the much colder air! Cold rain will continue to move through the area. A few sleet pellets or flakes may mix in with the cold rain, but we are not expecting issues, should it even occur.
A Wind Advisory is in effect through noon. Frequent gusts over 25 m.p.h. can be expected, which will make it feel much colder today. Highs will only top out in the low and mid 40s, but with the wind, it will feel like the 30s.
A Hard Freeze Warning has been issued for the entire area. Sub-freezing temperatures between 9 and 13 hours can be expected – some areas near the Louisiana/Mississippi state line may experience sub-freezing temperatures exceeding 13 hours. Temperatures around 23°F to 25°F are likely for 4 hours or longer, which in turn, will lead to a hard freeze. A Hard Freeze will kill plants, harm animals, and can even damage exposed pipes. To prepare, be sure to remember the 5 P’s: Protect people, pets, plants, pipes, and practice fire safety. For a full discussion, click here.
Wake-up temperatures will be in the mid and upper 20s, but it will feel like the upper teens and 20s. Be sure to dress in multiple layers and cover your head, ears, hands, feet! Allow extra time for your car to warm up and for commuting. Wednesday will be chilly with highs around 50°F. Temperatures will gradually moderate into the 60s later this week. Overnight temperatures will still be cold, but will be above-freezing.