Our area is in the grip of the coldest weather of the winter so far. However forecast snowfall and freezing rain predicted for overnight Monday did not materialize.
Several parishes in northwest Louisiana called off school on Tuesday including Red River Parish. Here is the statement issued Monday night by Superintendent Alison Hughes:
“Red River Parish School Board have been in contact with the National Weather Service concerning the impending winter weather and have made the decision to cancel school for Tuesday, January 29th based upon their predictions. Red River Parish is now under a winter weather advisory with possible snow and ice accumulations of 0.5″ to 1″. Temperatures are expected to remain near-freezing through noon Tuesday and icy driving conditions could persist through most of the day.
“We want to ensure that all of our students are safe and secure.”
Riverdale Academy made this post:
“Due to the possibility of inclement weather and following suit with the Red River Parish School Board we will NOT have school tomorrow. We will let you know about the ballgames as soon as we have more information.”
NSU announced that all classes would be held on Tuesday. They advised students and faculty to use caution traveling.
The National Weather Service posted this advisory:
“Colder temperatures are expected tonight (Tuesday) despite the thickening high clouds that will increase from the west. Look for temperatures to fall into the mid 20s to near 30 degrees across the Ark-La-Tex.”
Weather.com forecast a low of 31 in Coushatta this morning (Wednesday) with the high getting into the low 50s. It will be warmer Thursday and Friday with highs in the low to mid 60s and overnight lows 46 to 49. There is a slight chance of rain on Thursday and Friday.