A strong surge of cold air has begun taking hold of the area, including the City of Thibodaux.
Local residents are urged to pay CLOSE attention to the latest weather updates and take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their families safe, as this unfolding cold event has brought with it numerous advisories including one for wind, wind chill, and freezing conditions.
Temperatures area-wide continue to drop and lows on Saturday and Sunday could dip down into the 20s, including Thibodaux.
Additionally, rain mixed with occasional sleet will continue to fall through this evening, according to the National Weather Service. As temperatures drop below freezing tonight, further dangers could exist with the possibility of isolated wet spots freezing over.
In the event you must be on the roads tonight, City officials said extreme caution should be exercised. The best course of action if at all possible during this late evening/early morning tomorrow time frame is to stay off the roads entirely.