NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The first freeze of the season is coming to Southeast Louisiana.
The National Weather Service announced Sunday that a freeze warning will go into effect for the North Shore and River Parishes at midnight and will last until 8 a.m. Monday.
"The coldest temperatures of the season so far are likely tonight into Monday morning," according to the NWS.
Temperatures are expected to hit the upper 20s and low 30s for 4-to-8 hours from Sunday night into Monday morning in the following parishes and counties: West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Washington, St. Tammany, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson.
The NWS urges precautions to protect plans and animals during the warning. "A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent of highly likely," according to the NWS. "These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. Outdoor pets should be given warm dry shelter and fresh drinking water."