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Posted: Mar 4, 2014 6:19 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Updated: Mar 4, 2014 6:19 AM
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Topics: weather, forecast, Mardi Gras, Tuesday, winter, cold, sleet, rain

The freezing line has risen north of Baton Rouge and steady rain falling across the area is beginning to cease freezing on contact. As of 1pm, areas on a line from New Roads northeast to McComb and points north of that line remained at 32° with freezing rain occuring. Through the afternoon, temperatures will slowly nudge upwards allowing for the glaze on trees, cars, bridges and overpasses to slowly erode.

Still, a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 4pm for all but Ascension, Assumption and Southern Tangipahoa Parishes as bridges and overpasses, exposed to cold air on all sides, may continue to have frozen patches. Weekend warmth left ground temperatures well above freezing meaning that sticking and accumulation was and will be difficult elsewhere.

Rain showers are expected to linger through the night, though coverage will decrease when compared with the daytime rain. Fortunately, we won't drop to freezing however; thermometers will dip back into the 30s.

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