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NWS issues freeze warning for parts of LA & MS

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A freeze warning has been issued for parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi, as freezing temperatures are expected to settle over the area for the next two nights.

The National Weather Service said an unseasonably cold air mass will continue to move into the central Gulf Coast region through Tuesday. Clear skies and diminishing winds Monday night are expected to allow temperatures to drop to near freezing or below across areas north and west of Lake Pontchartrain into southern Mississippi.

The freeze warning is scheduled to be in effect until 8 a.m.

The following Louisiana parishes are included in the warning area:

Ascension

East Baton Rouge

East Feliciana

Iberville

Livingston

Pointe Coupee

St. Helena

St. Tammany

Tangipahoa

Washington

West Baton Rouge

West Feliciana

 

The following Mississippi counties fall into the warning zone:

Amite

Hancock

Harrison

Jackson

Pearl River

Pike

Walthall

Wilkinson

 

Forecasters said temperatures are expected to fall to near freezing between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Temps of 30 degrees to 32 degrees are expected to be for two to five hours.

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