Yes, it will snow in Louisiana on Sunday and Monday morning. But for those who want a winter wonderland in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette areas, no, it doesn’t look like the snow is going to get that far south, according to the National Weather Service office in Slidell.
According to the NWS Sunday morning forecast, chances of overnight snowfall are greatest near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line between 9 p.m. and midnight.
From Sunday night 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 the possibility of a few snowflakes and / or sleet mixing. The period will be from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. No accumulation or road impact expected. pic.twitter.com/spQsXxUUeg
– Jake Dalton (@Jake_WX) January 10, 2021
“I wouldn’t be totally shocked to see a bit of snow, say in northern Wilkinson County, but for most of the area it will be just very, very cold rain,” the forecast discussion said. of the NWS.
The “very, very cold rain” is expected to end at noon on Monday across most of the region, but the sun is unlikely to return until Tuesday.
Measurable amounts of snow have fallen in parts of Texas and are expected to fall in northern Louisiana in the Shreveport and Monroe areas, where winter storm warnings are in effect.
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories extend this morning from eastern New Mexico to central Mississippi, as #Winter the storm rolls across the southern plains and the lower Mississippi valley. Heavy snowfall and dangerous travel conditions are likely, especially in Texas. pic.twitter.com/DlWI7yR4e6
– National Weather Service (@NWS) January 10, 2021
The Baton Rouge area and the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain last recorded measurable snowfall in December 2017, with totals ranging from a few inches to half a foot in parts of the north.
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