FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter temps will escape as storm system moves in

FIRST ALERT 5 P.M. FORECAST: Tuesday, Jan. 21

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Under clear skies and light northerly winds, temperatures are starting out in the lower 30°s with feels-like temperatures in the mid to upper 20°s. At least we’re not anywhere close to threatening the record for today, that would be 9° degrees, set in 1985.

Check in on people without reliable heat, bring in any outdoor pets, and cover or bring in any sensitive vegetation. This freeze won’t be an issue for pipes though.

Tips for how to handle a freeze
Tips for how to handle a freeze (Source: WAFB)

Enjoy more sunshine Tuesday afternoon but it won’t warm up much. Our afternoon high will only reach the low/mid 50°s.

Cold weather safety

Overnight, a few more clouds and a still cold low of 33°.

Another light freeze appears possible Wednesday, especially for areas north and east of metro Baton Rouge.

Temperatures will start to see a drastic warm-up into Thursday as our next storm system quickly approaches. An area of low pressure will move overhead Thursday afternoon and evening, delivering widespread showers and even a few thunderstorms.

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