Our big dose of winter continues!.... As of 1PM, a band of light freezing drizzle is falling in Southwest Mississippi along the Highway 84 corridor where temperatures are near 30 degrees; widespread travel problems are not expected but a few slick spots are certainly possible. Temperatures warm above freezing this afternoon, which will help road conditions, but we remain cold as highs struggle to reach the upper 30s.
Our focus is now turning to the next round of winter weather... A dynamic upper level low will swing across the state tomorrow (Wednesday) delivering snow with the potential for significant accumulation in parts of state. Before we dive into the details, please keep in mind that forecasting snow in the deep south is very tricky and even at this late hour the fine details can (and likely will) change.
Here we go... as of now (1pm as I post this), we're expecting light precipitation to arrive by sunrise tomorrow; once again, temperatures will be close to freezing along the I-20 corridor where light freezing rain and sleet will likely create some slick spots by mid-morning. Precipitation becomes more widespread throughout the day, delivering rain to South Mississippi and snow and sleet along and north of I-20...
Along the I-20 corridor, up to 1 inch is possible with the potential for 1 to 3 inches to the north. Typically, in this type of set-up a very narrow band of heavy snow develops that can produce impressive accumulation amounts; however, skill in forecasting where that band will occur is low. The precipitation ends tomorrow evening but roads will be hazardous throughout the night.
This is a rapidly changing weather situation, so please stay with us for the latest information. We'll have live updates during our newscasts this evening, tonight, and throughout the day tomorrow. You can also find me on social media: Facebook and Twitter