Yes, it will snow in Louisiana on Sunday and through early Monday. But for those who want a winter wonderland in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette regions, no, it doesn’t look like the snow will reach the far south, according to the National Weather Service office in Slidell.
According to the Sunday morning forecast released by the NWS, the chances of overnight snowfall are greatest near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line sometime between 9 pm and midnight.
From Sunday evening through Monday morning, most of southern Los Angeles can expect cold rain. Locations near and north of the state line can expect mostly rain, with a few snowflakes and / or frost mixed in. The time frame will be from 2 AM to 8 AM. There are no backlogs or expected road impacts. pic.twitter.com/spQsXxUeg
– Jake Dalton (Jake_WX) January 10, 2021
A discussion of the NWS forecast said: “I wouldn’t be totally shocked to see a little snow, for example in northern Wilkinson County, but for most of the area it would be very cold.”
The “very cold rain” should end by midday on Monday for most of the region, but the sun will likely not return until Tuesday.
Measurable amounts of snow have fallen in parts of Texas and is expected to fall to northern Louisiana in the Shreveport and Monroe regions where winter storm warnings are in effect.
Winter storm warnings and winter weather guidance this morning from eastern New Mexico to central Mississippi, like #winter The storm flows through the southern plains and the lower Mississippi Valley. It’s likely heavy snowfall and dangerous travel conditions, especially in Texas. pic.twitter.com/DlWI7yR4e6
– National Weather Service (NWS) January 10, 2021
Baton Rouge and the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain The last measurable snowfall was recorded in December 2017 With aggregates ranging from a few inches to half a foot in some northern regions.
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