Nothing simple about our weather over the next 48 hours...
First today: The significant icing/travel problems will be confined to extreme North Mississippi, but as the arctic air moves farther south late this afternoon and evening, causing a changeover from rain to freezing rain for points north of I-20; icing is very possible as far south as Yazoo, Northern Madison, and Leake Counties with the potential for some isolated areas of freezing rain along the I-20 corridor this evening, leading to slick spots on bridges and overpasses. Also, any rain water left on roads will also freeze.
South of I-20, we're dealing with rain through the afternoon along with the potential for a few strong storms. While the severe weather parameters are very marginal, some storms could produce damaging straight line wind.
Cold will be the big story for Tuesday; temperatures plummet into the 20s tonight, then we struggle to crack 40 degrees during the afternoon.
We're also keeping an eye on a disturbance that will arrive late Tuesday night or early Wednesday that could be strong enough to squeeze out snow flurries or a period of light snow. As of now, the area north of I-20 has the best shot at catching some flakes, but we all know that can change. We'll keep you posted.