Residents advised to prepare for overnight winter weather
BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging residents to prepare for freezing temperatures and the potential for wintery conditions across the state.
GOHSEP has activated its Crisis Action Team in order to support local emergency managers with any potential requests for resources, according to a news release.
WBRZ's Chief Meteorologists Dr. Josh Eachus said a strong cold front will bring temperatures that are 10 to 15 degrees below average Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the year's first hard freeze.
Morning! Certainly, the "town talker" is weather anytime wintry precip. is possible in the #BatonRouge area. The window of opportunity is small and impacts are likely to be minimal. Time to wrap pipes today? Do it before bitter cold Tuesday night! | MORE: https://t.co/7iKfZsuCcm pic.twitter.com/LCv8e5tNxG— Josh Eachus (@DrJoshWX) January 28, 2019
Residents can expected some rain around midnight tonight, and once it begins, thermometers will quickly drop through the 40s.
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