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Very Cold Temperatures Are On The Way With A Freeze Possible Tonight

...Freeze Warning From 3 AM to 9 AM Wednesday...

A strong trough of low pressure will send a strong cold front into and through Baton Rouge this afternoon.  It will not have any moisture to work with, so all we will see from it will be mostly cloudy skies.  Once it moves through the winds will really start to kick up coming out of the north at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  High temperatures will be in the lower 70s,  they will tumble into the 50s once the front passes through town during the rest of the afternoon.

Strong cold air advection will build over Baton Rouge tonight as an area of high pressure moves over us from the north.  This will make it VERY COLD!  We will be clear with low temperatures in the lower 30s in the city.  Areas north and east of downtown will be even colder.  Southern Mississippi may be in the upper 20s, the Felicianas and areas just north of I-12 closer to 30.

The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning for much of the WBRZ Viewing area.  Freezing temperatures can be expected to last 3 to 6 hours.  This would kill any tender vegetation.  Be sure to bring in any plants or cover them up tonight.  Also have a warm place for any pets, and check on those people who may not have heat.

It will also still be breezy, so the wind chill temperatures will be around 15° to 25° around Baton Rouge.  Be sure to bundle up tomorrow morning!

Be sure to keep it tuned to WBRZ,, WBRZ Weather Channel and our Facebook/Twitter feeds for more updates through the evening and on Wednesday Morning. -Dave


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