Our northern and western counties and communities along and west of a line from Grenada to Corinth still have the best chance at more freezing rain through Wednesday morning. A very cold rain is expected southeast of this line; however, it is worth mentioning that any drop in temperature to southeast of that line could allow for some icing to occur on elevated surfaces. We’ll continue to watch it closely. Temperatures are expected to stay warm enough for all rain around the Golden Triangle.
Additional heavy rain between 0.5” and 1.5” is possible from the Golden Triangle area southward during the night. Many creeks and streams are running high and minor flooding is either occurring or expected to occur soon. Visit the Southeast River Forecast Center for more detailed river level information.
The threat of rain and freezing rain will end Wednesday morning and the moisture should move east of our area by the afternoon. Plan on another chilly day with highs ranging from the upper 30s to possibly the low and mid 40s. Keep your fingers crossed that we’ll see the clouds thin out a bit.
The latest information now suggests that a potent area of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere may swing through our area with minimal effects Wednesday night in lieu of Thursday. There is still an outside chance at a rain and snow mix Wednesday night along the MS/AL border area if the system slows down a little bit; however, this now looks like a remote possibility. Thursday should be an OK day and things will be much improved for Friday and the weekend. Cooler air is expected to return to the region next week behind a series of dry cold fronts.