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2:00 PM NWS Update on January 2024 Cold Weather Event

Monday January 15, 2024 02:43 pm - 385 Views - Posted By Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
2:00 PM NWS Update on January 2024 Cold Weather Event

Changes from Previous Update:

 

  • No changes in hazards and forecast confidence from this morning.
  • Freeze warning added for SE LA and portions of coastal MS tonight into early Tuesday.
  • Hard Freeze warning tonight expanded south along Atchafalaya Basin tonight into early Tuesday.
  • Wind Chill Advisory expanded in area tonight/early Tuesday south across the Atchafalaya Basin to portions of the Southshore. 

Summary of Winter Weather Impacts: 

 

  • Light showers will continue to spread across the area this afternoon/tonight:
    • Temperatures will continue to drop this evening, dropping rapidly tonight. Light rain will begin to transition into freezing rain over the northwest and slowly work southeast through the night. 
    • Light accumulations are expected in the Winter Weather Advisory area, mainly on elevated surfaces including bridges, tree branches, poles, etc. 
    • All rain/winter weather will exit to the east early/mid morning Tuesday. 
Summary of Cold Weather Impacts:
  • Temperatures rapidly dropping this afternoon/evening into tonight. Breezy winds will accompany the quickly dropping temperatures leading to dangerous wind chills overnight into Tuesday.
    • Wind chill readings across southwest MS are expected to fall into the single digits with teens all the way down to the I-10/12 corridor.
  • Bitterly cold all day Tuesday, portions of southwest MS and adjacent LA parishes struggling to get above freezing.
  • Coldest morning will be early Wednesday.
    • Hard freeze conditions likely for most of the area with lows in the teens to mid 20s.
    • Winds will remain breezy overnight Tuesday night with wind chills in the single digits to teens possible across the entire area Wednesday morning.
  • One more night of below freezing temps for central/northern areas Wed night/Thursday morning.
  • Moderation continues into Thursday and Friday.

The attached briefing highlights the threats associated with this system. 

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