Wind chill values of 5 to 10 degrees expected.

 

Wintry precipitation will continue through this evening in Vernon and Beauregard Parish, gradually tapering off from north to south through midnight.

Precipitation will fall primarily in the form of snow north of I-10, with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected south of I-10 toward the coast.

Minor accumulations of snow can be expected, with amounts around one inch possible across central Louisiana, one-half to one-inch southward to I-10 and less than one half inch from I-10 to the coast. Ice accumulation is also expected to be light, not exceeding more than a tenth of an inch.

Primary impacts for ice will be to bridges and elevated roadways.

In addition, strong northerly winds will produce dangerous wind chills. Wind chill values will dip into the single digits across central and western Louisiana by midnight, with lower teens elsewhere. These dangerously cold conditions will linger into Wednesday morning.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves.