BATON ROUGE (January 28, 2019) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone to prepare for freezing temperatures and the potential for wintry conditions across much of the state. GOHSEP has activated its Crisis Action Team in order to support our local emergency managers with any potential requests for resources. The National Weather Service (NWS) offices that cover Louisiana have already issued Winter Weather Advisories for some regions. Check your local forecast and be aware of any weather alerts. If ice, sleet or snow becomes a problem, use caution.
Here is the latest on timing and possible conditions from the National Weather Service (NWS) Shreveport office:
Timing and Overview:
Rain will develop across the region as an arctic cold front moves through Monday evening. Lingering precipitation behind the front will transition to snow. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for a large area extending from Natchitoches to Monroe.
Four State Impacts:
One to two inches across portions of north and central Louisiana, along with portions of south-central Arkansas
Light icing on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses may cause hazardous driving conditions.
Here is the latest on timing and possible conditions from the NWS-Jackson, MS office (northeast LA):
Today and Tonight
TIMING…Late this evening through overnight
Travel issues are possible late this evening and through the overnight hours as precipitation behind a strong cold front changes over to snow. Snow accumulations of up to an inch are possible. Bridges may become snow covered and slick. Wind chills
will fall into the teens overnight.
Tuesday through Sunday
Roads may remain hazardous through Tuesday morning. In addition,
wind chills are expected to be in the teens.