Sun Returns Friday-Extreme Cold Next Week

Cloudy Skies over Baton Rouge

NEW YEAR'S EVE: A deep trough digs down into the Southeast and the floodgates of the Arctic will be wide open spilling frigid air into the U.S. Our next surge of cold air arrives on Sunday when it looks like temperatures will remain in the 30s all day.

Bianca Villanueva, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says temperatures will drop Saturday night and into Sunday.

Temperatures will be down into the low 20s to ring in the new year and with a north wind of 10 miles per hour real feels will be in the low teens.

On Monday, morning lows will likely be in the teens and twenties and afternoon highs could be near or just below freezing.

Saturday: Any precip we see remains liquid as a cold rain or drizzle. Freezing/frozen Precipitation is still a bit of a question, though.

Buckle up for plenty of cold air the next several days! Preparations should be completed sometime today through Saturday in order to avoid rain and the extreme cold.

Areas along and north of I-20 that see this wintry mix will certainly see the chance for some ice glazing on the roads and maybe some light accumulation, especially on bridges and overpasses. Temperatures remained well below freezing through the afternoon over most of the Ozarks with above freezing temperatures relegated to areas near and west of I-49. And if the clouds don't clear quickly we may not get out of the 30s. A breezy north wind will produce wind chills in the teens at times.

Tuesday will likely be the coldest morning with lows in the low to mid 20s and highs near 40. This means at least two mornings with a hard freeze across most of Southwest Louisiana. Make sure you're properly prepared for the cold and that your family and friends are taken care of. Count on us here at KPLC to keep you updated with the best information possible.



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