Winter Weather Advisory now in effect - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Winter Weather Advisory now in effect

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Now that precipitation has ended over Southwest Louisiana, the winter storm warning has been replaced by a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Lake Charles.

The advisory is in effect now through 10 a.m. on Wednesday, because of icy conditions possible on areas roads.

No additional precipitation is likely, but the moisture already on roadways will likely freeze and cause patchy ice. Bridges and overpasses will be the worst locations with ice likely on most of these elevated surfaces.

Travel should be avoided if at all possible until at least 10 a.m. Wednesday, if not later.  Intermittent closures are possible anytime overnight on any area roadways as conditions change.

A warming trend will occur during the day Wednesday with most locations climbing above freezing by noon. 

Icy roadways are not the only concern Tuesday night. Temperatures will be very cold with lows in the 16 to 26 degree range and wind chills in the 9 to 13 degree range! 

Be cautious while heating your home, and don't forget to protect exposed water pipes overnight.

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