Artic air returns for the weekend in New Orleans

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 13, 2018 - 2:15 am
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More freezing conditions have blown into Southeast Louisiana.

"Pipes will need to be protected north of the lake both mornings of the weekend and Monday morning," WWLTV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo said. "South of the lake for those 3 mornings, a light freeze, pipes will be ok."

Weekend lows will be dropping to mid 20s north of the lake and upper 20s to low 30s south of the lake. 

"Protect plants, pets, people both sides of lake.  Wind chills will be in teens and 20s for Sautrday morning."

Arredondo says look for lots of sunshine Saturday and chilly with highs in mid 40s.  

"No changes for Sunday, Hard Freeze north and Light Freeze south with highs again in mid 40s."

Here is his detailed forecast...

SATURDAY MORNING:
Mostly clear, breezy, and cold. Lows north of the lake around 26 with a moderate to hard freeze, protect pipes, plants, pets, people and it will feel like teens. Lows south of the lake around 31 with a light freeze, protect plants, pets, people and it will feel like 20s. Wind N/NW 15-20 mph.

SATURDAY:
Lots of sunshine and chilly. Highs around 44. Wind N 8-15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING:
Clear and cold. Lows north of the lake around 25 with a hard freeze, protect pipes, plants, pets, people and south of the lake around 30 with a light freeze, protect plants, pets, people. Wind N 6-12 mph.

SUNDAY:
Mostly clear and chilly. Highs around 47. Wind N 5-10 mph.

MONDAY - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY:
Mostly clear and cool. Cold lows north of the lake around 26 with a hard freeze, protect pipes, plants, pets, people and cold south of the lake around 33 with a light freeze/frost, protect plants, pets, people. Highs around 58.

TUESDAY:
Cloudy, breezy, and chilly with a 30% chance for spotty showers possibly mixed with sleet/flurries. Lows north of the lake around 37, protect pets, people and south of the lake around 42, protect pets, people. Highs around 53 then falling.

WEDNESDAY:
Lots of sunshine, breezy, and cold. Lows north of the lake around 25 with a hard freeze, protect pipes, plants, pets, people and south of the lake around 28 with a light freeze, protect plants, pets, people. It will feel like teens. Highs around 39 feeling like 20s.

THURSDAY:
Lots of sunshine and chilly. Cold lows north of the lake around 22 with a hard freeze, protect pipes, plants, pets, people and cold south of the lake around 26 with a hard freeze, protect pipes, plants, pets, people. Highs around 45.

FRIDAY:
Lots of sunshine and cool. Cold lows north of the lake around 31 with a light freeze, protect plants, pets, people and cold south of the lake around 36 with frost, protect plants, pets, people. Highs around 55.

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