Temperatures in Baton Rouge dipped to 34 degrees Tuesday morning, but down to 32 degrees in Lafayette as a cold front moves through the area.
A slight chance of rain remains in the forecast through Tuesday, but those chances increase for Lafayette tonight through tomorrow and in Baton Rouge and New Orleans the rain chances are at 100 percent by Wednesday.
However, temperatures will stay above freezing which ends the chance of freezing rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. Cool weather, but sunny skies will return to south Louisiana by Thursday.
The threat of freezing rain Tuesday morning prompted schools to the north and west of Baton Roue including East Feliciana public schools and Lafayette schools to close for the day. The freezing rain advisory was ended at 8 a.m. for southwest Louisiana, although it remains in effect for central Louisiana until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.