SHREVEPORT, La. — The National Weather Service in Shreveport, La. issued a Hard Freeze Warning at 7:43 p.m. Sunday night for an area that includes Cherokee and all surrounding counties.
The warning will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday morning as extremely cold air will continue to make its way into the region this evening after the passage of a cold front on Sunday.
Lows are expected to be in the mid-to-high teens, to near 20 degrees across the area overnight.
An extended period of well below freezing temperatures could cause ruptured water pipes and pose a threat to sensitive vegetation and livestock.
These frigid conditions are also potentially hazardous to people and pets who are vulnerable to the cold.
These sub-freezing temperatures will also kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
Those that must be outdoors during this period are advised to bundle up accordingly.
Record lows could be set overnight.