Black ice possible during morning commute

It has been a cold day today, and it is going to be freezing tonight in parts of South Mississippi. We have seen rain move into the area, and we are going to see those showers mixed with a little sleet tonight as the temperatures drop. As the rain moves south, we will see the temperatures drop even lower into the low 30s..

There is a Freeze Warning will be in effect for all of South Mississippi until 9 AM. Coastal areas will be cold with morning lows in the low to mid 30s. North of I-10 will dip below freezing with some areas in the upper 20s and low 30s. Tonight, it is important to protect your pets and plants, and be sure to check on your neighbors.

If you’re heading out for Mardi Gras Parades, bundle up and wear those layers. We are expecting more sun for Fat Tuesday, but it will be chilly with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Ash Wednesday morning will be freezing for most of South Mississippi again. Lots of sunshine is expected with highs in the 50s again as we begin the Lenten season.

Temperatures will start a rebound warming back in the 60s on Thursday with a partly cloudy sky, and the 70s will return by Friday with a small chance for rain. Scattered showers and warm temperatures are expected over the weekend.