Along with bitterly cold temperatures, New Orleans could see a chance of light snow overnight.
On Tuesday morning, there was a 30 percent chance of snow after midnight Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
WWL-TV reported that the best timing for any flurries or light snow south of Lake Pontchartrain will be between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., as an upper-level low moves over the area. No accumulation was expected.
There is a SMALL chance we could see some snow flurries or light snow tonight, mainly south of the lake to the coast, as an upper-level low moves over us. NO accumulation is expected. Best timing is between 3 AM and 6 AM. Roads should be ok. #lawx @WWLTV pic.twitter.com/PGVbtfDkhI— Dave Nussbaum WWL-TV (@Dave_Nussbaum) January 2, 2018
Lows overnight will drop into the upper 20s, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday is expected to be sunny with a high near 43 degrees.
A hard freeze warning will remain in effect for the New Orleans area from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The cold weather will remain until Saturday, with freeze conditions expected through the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
In New Orleans, temperatures dropped to 25 degrees shortly before 7 a.m. at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, tying the record low previously set for Jan. 2 in 1984.