NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The National Weather Service issued a Hard Freeze Watch overnight for the North Shore and a Freeze Watch for the South Shore tonight.
Freezing temperatures are expected across the entire New Orleans Metro area tonight. According to the NWS, clear skies and light winds will a;low temperatures to rapidly fall below freezing.
According to the NWS, a Hard Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures below 25 degrees are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation and burst outdoor pipes. Pets could also be harmed or killed by sub-freezing temperatures, so the NWS advises bringing any outdoor pets inside overnight.
The Hard Freeze Watch is in effect for the following parishes and counties overnight: West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Washington, St. Tammany, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson.
A Freeze Watch carries the same danger as a Hard Freeze Watch, but temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20s and low 30s.
A Freeze Watch is in effect overnight for the following parishes: Pointe Coupee, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Lafourche, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne and Lafourche.
Both watches will go into effect at midnight and are expected to end sometime between 6 and 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
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