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Louisiana and Mississippi brace for week of freezing temps

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It is going to be a pretty cold week for southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, with temperatures expected to stay below normal for both daytime highs and morning lows through the week. 

The warmest day looks to be Tuesday, but even the high for the day will barely reach the 60s.

A few light freezes and even some hard freezes appear in the extended forecast, as a blast of arctic air is headed towards the Deep South starting Wednesday afternoon. 

In fact, temperatures will not reach the 50s at all on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons. Morning starts Thursday and Friday certainly look to meet the "hard" freeze criteria. 

If you haven't wrapped those exposed pipes yet this winter, you might want to go ahead and do that before Wednesday night. Morning temperatures for Thursday and Friday will be in the mid 20s.

They will warm up some heading into next weekend, but that is also when the next storm system moves through the area. It seems a bit unlucky for the continued streak of rain chances arriving for the weekend. The good news is no severe weather is expected for the next system. There also shouldn't be any heavy rain and flooding threats.

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