A strong cold front moved through the Baton Rouge metro and surrounding areas Thursday morning. This brought rain, as well as a major drop in temperatures. Additionally, there is a possibility for freezing rain and sleet Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Winter Weather Threat

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our entire area from 6 PM Thursday through 12 PM Friday.

When: Very light rain may move into the area Thursday night through Friday morning. If temperatures drop at or below freezing, we could be dealing with rain freezing on surfaces. Temperature profiles may even be low enough for sleet/ice pellets.

Potential Risks: Patches of light ice, accumulations generally less than 0.10″. Most should see little to no accumulation. A glaze could lead to some slick travel on bridges, overpasses, and roads. Also, elevated surfaces such as vehicles, gutters, outdoor spigots.

*This will not be a widespread issue, but patches of ice will be possible. This will not be like the 2021 Ice Storm.

Cold Weather

When: Starting Thursday morning, temperatures will be lower than 50 degrees. Temperatures will fall into the 30s and 40s Thursday afternoon, but it will feel much colder thanks to a stiff wind out of the north. Overnight temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s. High temperatures will only be in the lower 40s on Friday.

A moderate to hard freeze is expected Friday night as temperatures plummet into the mid and upper 20s. This means we will need to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes. Thankfully, sunshine will return by Saturday, but it will still be cold. Another moderate freeze is expected Saturday night and a light freeze Sunday night.

How to Prepare: Make sure you pay attention to the weather. If you will need to be on the road, use extreme caution and drive extra carefully.

Plan to protect your pets, pipes, and plants, as well as practice fire safety. Do not leave space heaters plugged in overnight.

You can always check out the Interactive Radar here.

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