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Winter Weather Noon Update...

...Winter Weather Advisory Until 6 PM...

 A Winter Weather Advisory is in place through 6pm for areas north and now south of the lake. A mix of snow and sleet is possible throughout the day.  This is issued when travel problems are expected due to the icy conditions.  Elevated roadways and overpasses could be icy all around the New Orleans area through the afternoon and into the evening hours. 



The Latest:  It has been a messy morning with the wintry mix mainly north and west of New Orleans.  The rain, sleet and snow will continue through the afternoon.  A light glaze of ice is possible mainly north of the lake.  South of the lake I am expecting mainly a light rain event with a few sleet pellets mixed in.  A few overpasses could be icy north and west of the lake this this afternoon.  Please be careful while traveling around the region.  High temperatures will not warm up much as they only climb into the mid 30s.

The latest forecast models are showing that the wintry mix could continue into the evening hours and then end overnight.  Little to no accumulation is expected.  Only a light glaze of ice will be possible.  It will turn colder tonight with lows in the upper 20s north and lower 30s south.  Any wet roads could have some ice on them from the wintry mix and below freezing temperatures.  Use caution if you are headed out and about tonight!

Saturday's Forecast:  We will turn warmer on Saturday as this winter weather system moves east of Louisiana.  You can expect mostly clear to partly cloudy skies.  High temperatures will be in the mid 50s.  Saturday Night will be mostly clear and chilly with lows near 35 north and 40 south.

Be sure to follow WWL-TV for the latest on this winter storm.  Also keep up-to-date with my Facebook and Twitter feeds!  -Dave

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