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Hard freeze warning in effect until Wednesday

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(courtesy of National Weather Service)

HARD FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY

WHAT

Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 5 to 15 degrees are expected tonight, with the coldest temperatures most likely in the ArkLaMiss Delta region. Highs will remain near or below freezing across the entire warned area on Tuesday, and lows on Tuesday night will once again range from near 15 to 20 degrees.

WHERE

Portions of northeast Louisiana, central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest, southwest and west central Mississippi and southeast Arkansas.

WHEN

Until noon CST Wednesday.

IMPACTS

Hard freeze conditions will result in damage to exposed pipes, and water main breaks are expected.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

With cold temperatures across the region, existing accumulations of ice, sleet, and snow may keep roads and bridges impassable or dangerous to travel on.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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