ALERT DAY: cold and cloudy Thursday post-ice storm

Black ice likely overnight as temperatures drop quickly below freezing!

ALERT DAY: cold and cloudy Thursday post-ice storm
Another Alert Day for Lingering Ice Storm Impacts (Source: WLBT)

A few snow flurries are possible tonight. A little freezing drizzle will continue as well. This will create a slim coating of ice. In addition, there are numerous road closures due to sagging or snapped powerlines and trees. Temperatures tonight will drop into the lower and middle 20s with wind chills in the teens. While we may have a little sunshine Friday, temperatures will still be cold. Highs will reach the middle 30s, with wind chills in the 20s. Friday night and Saturday morning will be even colder with lows close to 20 degrees under clear and calm conditions. The warm-up kicks in Saturday as highs reach the 50s with sunshine and 60s on Sunday. Despite rain on Monday, we have a chance to reach 70 degrees by Wednesday of next week. Average high this time of year is 61 and the average low is 39. Northerly wind at 10mph tonight and Friday. Sunrise is 6:39am and the sunset is 5:50pm.

By Saturday afternoon, however, sunny skies and dry conditions would have returned to the area and high temperatures will start their upward climb. By the second half of the weekend, we’ll be nearing 60° and we’ll top out in the mid-upper 60s by next week!

Scattered showers will be possible Monday as a cold front moves through, but no winter weather is anticipated at this time! Stay warm and stay safe as we move past this icy week in Mississippi!

Rachel's Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Dave Roberts

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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