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Posted: Jan 26, 2014 8:16 PM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
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Topics: weather, forecast, Winter Storm Watch, snow, ice, sleet, cold

A WINTER STORM WATCH is has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday for Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties.

From the National Weather Service:

"Snow amounts in excess of two inches and sleet and freezing rain accumulations of a quarter inch or more are possible across the entire area. Travel conditions are expected to become difficult due to icy roads and bridges during the day on Tuesday. In areas where significant freezing rain occurs...sporadic power outages are possible."

That means you should prepare ahead of time for POSSIBLE travel delays and power outages and PLEASE monitor the changing forecast as we approach this event.

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