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National Weather Service Issues Freeze Warning For Wednesday Night

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has issued a freeze warning tonight for portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

The NWS says temperatures will rapidly drop to freezing, or just below it, shortly after midnight tonight, and remain there until after sunrise. The warning is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Thursday, along and north of Interstate 12, and for all areas of coastal and southwest Mississippi.

The NWS says the longest durations of freezing temperatures will be across southwest Mississippi and in the Pearl River and Pascagoula drainage areas, with shorter durations near Interstate 12 to the south. The Weather Service advises that the freezing conditions are enough to kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

The freeze warning covers the parishes of:

  • Point Coupee
  • West Feliciana
  • East Feliciana
  • St. Helena
  • Washington
  • St. Tammany
  • West Baton Rouge
  • East Baton Rouge
  • Tangipahoa (southern)

And the counties of:

  • Wilkinson
  • Amite
  • Pike
  • Walthall
  • Pearl River
  • Hancock
  • Harrison
  • Jackson

And the cities of:

  • New Roads
  • Livonia
  • St. Francisville
  • Jackson
  • Clinton
  • Greensburg
  • Montpelier
  • Bogalusa
  • Franklinton
  • Slidell
  • Mandeville
  • Covington
  • Lacobme
  • Port Allen
  • Addis
  • Brusly
  • Baton Rouge
  • Denham Springs
  • Walker
  • Amite
  • Kentwood
  • Hammond
  • Ponchatoula
  • Centerville
  • Woodville
  • Gloster
  • Liberty
  • Crosby
  • McComb
  • Tylertown
  • Picayune
  • Bay St. Louis
  • Waveland
  • diamondhead
  • Gulfport
  • Biloxi
  • Pascagoula
  • Ocean Springs
  • Moss Point
  • Gautier
  • St. Martin
Jason Saul served as WWNO's Director of Digital Services. In 2017 he took a position at BirdNote, in Seattle.

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