Freezing weather forecast for SWLA on Tuesday morning

KPLC meteorologists are calling for temperatures tonight to fall into the mid 20s for southwest Louisiana north of I-10 and below freezing to its south.

The National Weather Service has also called for a Hard Freeze Warning for Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, St. Landry, Vernon, Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes from midnight Tuesday until 9:00am.

The National Weather Service has called for a Freeze Warning for south Louisiana including Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, and Assumption Parishes.

A Hard Freeze Warning means temperatures in the mid 20s or colder are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill sensitive vegetation. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes...pipes should be wrapped or drained.

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. Take measures to protect plants by covering them or bringing them inside. Also pets should be protected or moved indoors. Be careful heating your home. Space heaters need to be kept 36 inches away from anything that can burn. Turn it off when you leave the room or go to bed. People need to dress warmly or be in a safely heated place.

Temperatures in the hard freeze warning will be below 27 degrees for 3-6 hours and below freezing for up to 8-10 hours.

Conditions are expected to warm above freezing Tuesday afternoon and remain there for the rest of the week into next week.

You can find more details on tonight's forecast on KPLC Meteorologist Kristian Claus' Facebook Page by [CLICKING HERE]  or on his Twitter page by [CLICKING HERE]

You can find the full 7-day forecast at by [CLICKING HERE]

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