1/8 – Rob’s “Very Cold” Friday Afternoon Forecast
High-pressure system will build over the area going into the weekend clearing skies this afternoon and causing temperatures to cool below normal. Temperatures are expected to drop to near or below freezing tonight/Saturday night as winds begin to calm.
Sunday night into Monday, conditions favor that there will be a brief window early Monday morning from midnight-9 AM for a rain/sleet/snow mix to impact much of the area.
The main threat area will be west of Lake Pontchartrain and north of south Mississippi. Farther east and south of that line and based on current models, it doesn’t appear that any frozen precip will be possible. Additionally, forecast confidence is low because any slight change to the lower portion of the atmosphere could keep any frozen precipitation from reaching the ground. Beyond that, drier air will start to move in and wintry precipitation will end. Temperatures are expected to rise back into the upper 40s and lower 50s for much of the area thus transitioning any lingering winter mix back to rain through late Monday morning.
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