SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE — Expected time below freezing increases for Southeast Texas

Published 4:48 am Saturday, January 13, 2024

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As of Saturday morning, The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana, updated expected temperature drops for next week in Southeast Texas, and the forecast is COLD.

Subfreezing conditions are expected early next week. The main change in the latest forecast for the time below freezing along and south of the Interstate 10 corridor.

According to the Weather Service, Southeast Texas will experience nine hours of below freezing temperatures from 5 p.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The forecast low temperature for Tuesday morning is below 27 degrees.

The minimum wind chill temperature Tuesday is 12 degrees.

Southeast Texas is also expected to experience nine hours of below freezing temperatures from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday, with a low below 19 degrees and wind chill below 10 degrees.

Also, due to the impending cold temperatures forecasted for Tuesday and for the safe travel and well-being of students, faculty and staff of the five Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Beaumont, those Catholic schools will be closed Tuesday. They will reopen school Wednesday/Jan. 17. The five Diocesan Catholic Schools are Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, St. Anne Catholic School, St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, all in Beaumont; St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Port Arthur and St. Mary Catholic School in Orange.

Leaders from Orange County’s public school districts all announced Friday they were monitoring weather reports and would continue to do so throughout the weekend. As of Friday evening, none had announced school closures for Tuesday.

Monday is a school holiday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.