Freezing temps warning for this week

By Malcolm Butler

The chances of North Louisiana seeing a white Christmas aren’t the only thing that is plummeting this week.

According to Jarod Floyd, Chief Meteorologist for NBC10/FOX 14 News, our area most likely will not see any of the winter precipitation this week according to the most recent weather models.

But it will see sub-freezing temperatures, including a possible stretch of almost three full days where the temperature won’t move above 32 degrees.

Late last week, some weather models were calling for higher-than-normal chances of snow for Christmas. However, that has not held up as we get closer to Santa’s impending visit.

“The precipitation chances are low,” said Floyd Monday. “In theory, we could see see a few flakes late Thursday night… but, nothing that would accumulate. The main headline is the fact that many locations will drop below freezing on Thursday night and not get above freezing until Sunday.”

According to the forecast, temperatures later this week will drop down to as low as 11 degrees Thursday night and may not creep back above freezing until Christmas day (Sunday) when they call for the high in the upper 30s.

People are encouraged to prepare for the freezing temperatures by covering their exterior pipes in their homes. For more tips on how to protect your home, family and pets, search the internet as there is plenty of helpful information in regards to the subject. 

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