(WBRZ Weather) A *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* has been issued for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Northern Tangipahoa Parishes as well as Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties from until 12am Saturday. This means wintry precipitation could cause slick road surface and you should use caution if driving is necessary.
A *FREEZE WARNING* has been issued for Iberville, Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes from 12am – 11am Saturday. This means sensitive plants could be killed due to cold. Ensure people and pets have access to warm shelter.
A *HARD FREEZE WARNING* has been issued for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes as well as Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties from 12am – 11am Saturday. This means, in addition to the freeze warning criteria, temperatures could reach 25 degrees or lower for several hours. As a precaution, exposed outdoor pipes should be wrapped.
Today and Tonight: As clouds and pockets of rain persist on Friday, cold air advancing from the north will guide thermometers down through the day. Temperatures will fall into the 30s by late afternoon—low 30s north of Baton Rouge, mid 30s in the city and upper 30s south of I-10. Rain will begin to mix with frozen precipitation from northwest to southeast during the afternoon and evening hours.
Precipitation (medium confidence)
Rain only: Ascension, Assumption, St. James, St. Mary Parishes
Rain and sleet: East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, West Baton Rouge Parishes
Rain, sleet and possibly freezing rain: East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa Parishes
Rain, sleet, freezing rain and possibly snow: Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana Parishes and Amite, Pike, Wilkinson Counties
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has ordered all city-parish offices to close at Noon Friday.