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Overnight and Tuesday morning: what to expect

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Posted: Jan 27, 2014 11:09 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jan 27, 2014 11:09 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: weather, freeze, warning, temperature, louisiana

BATON ROUGE- A winter storm warning will be activated at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning since forecasters predict sleet, ice, icing and possible snow accumulations.

The low temperature Tuesday will be 29 degrees; the high 32.

Liquid precipitation will likely freeze and remain frozen through the afternoon and into Tuesday evening, WBRZ Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton reported. Overnight and into Wednesday, the low will be 18 and that won't help thaw out the ice.

A high on 52 Thursday will likely be the warmest temperatures of the next few days.

The freezing conditions will make road travel especially dangerous and could also cause problems for power companies. Ice and snow accumulations on lines could cause power failures. Accumulations on tree limbs could force branches to break, snapping lines.

"Branch weight increases 30 times due to ice and icing. By example, a half-inch of ice on lines equals 500 pounds of weight," Shingleton said.

Click HERE to read more about the weather conditions. You can watch Pat's 10pm forecast by clicking the attached video link.
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