Hazardous weather conditions expected in the Valley over the next two days

  • Hazardous weather conditions expected in the Valley over the next two days

Hazardous weather conditions expected in the Valley over the next two days

"Ice jams will follow thereafter, Thursday through Friday night", the weather service said. A flood watch is in effect for the southern and midcoast areas from Friday afternoon though Saturday morning.

The storm is expected to gradually end on Friday. There is a 50 percent chance of snow after midnight Sunday night.

It's time to bring in the plants and pets again, as South Mississippi can expect colder days and frosty nights to return for the next week, according to the National Weather Service. This includes rain plus the water equivalent of snow and ice.

The heaviest rain will fall Friday afternoon and night, especially during rush hour. As it does, temperatures will drop, and an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop.

To make matters worse, many wet surfaces will turn to ice as temperatures dip into the 20s by kickoff. Travel could become unsafe, including the evening commute on Friday. Heavy snow is forecast for the Rockies and a winter storm is moving across the plains into the Mississippi Valley and on to New England.

The cold is expected to hang around through Tuesday and Wednesday, when a clipper system moves eastward into the region. Tuesday night, a chance of snow showers. In Hancock and Washington counties, the flood watch extends from Friday afternoon though Sunday morning. A strong cold front will push temperatures to below freezing. Possible isolated to scattered power outages are also worth noting and preparing for. One to two inches of sleet and snow accumulation is expected.

The National Weather Service says 24 hours from now will be an entirely different ball game.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies develop, with overnight low temperatures around 8 degrees. Parts of Calloway, Marshall, Trigg, Lyon, Christian and Hopkins Counties in Kentucky are expected to get close to a quarter inch of ice.