'First snow': 1-3 inches expected this weekend

It's going to be another cold wet windy day in New Orleans forecasters with the National Weather Service said Thursday. There's a 100 chance of rain and temperatures won't climb higher than 47 degrees during the day. Thursday night the temper

We could see a flew slick spots develop - especially in higher terrain and elevated roadways.

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. According to the chart, there's a 53 percent chance of greater than.1 inch of snow.

- The winter weather advisory includes Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. "Basically, as the sun sets (Friday), we're going to start to see some of that rain change over to snow and probably mix in flakes with the rain and possibly change over to all snow shortly after that".

With bridges and overpasses becoming slippery for the Friday morning commute, make sure to drive slowly and carefully, and leave with extra time to spare. Snow showers, if they occur, should end before noon.

The good news is that while up to an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow may fall by Friday night, the ground temperatures should be warm enough to melt it quickly.


A storm system is now expected to move closer to the Atlantic coast than was initially anticipated, upping the probability that most areas of New Jersey will see their first snow accumulations of the season this weekend. This means widespread issues on roads shouldn't occur.

Look for a changeover of rain to snow after 3 a.m. Friday morning across the central sections of Central Alabama, generally around the Interstate 20 corridor.

Any school delays or closings will be listed below.

KATC reported that snow is possible Friday in the Lafayette area.

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