TUPELO, Miss.--Freezing rain is a possibility in north Mississippi Thursday night as temperatures dip into the low to mid 30s and a 50 percent chance of precip. Meteorologist Ed Agre, with the National Weather Service, said it's possible for the northern quarter of the state.
"Anywhere from Tunica to Tupelo and northeast," he said, "temperatures tonight will get low enough for freezing rain."
The News Mississippi Severe Weather Center is on standby and is monitoring the situation. He did not say if they expected significant accumulations, but temps are expected to be above freezing for Friday.
There is a huge temperature difference that will keep you from seeing any frozen precip central and south. From the lower Delta to the coast temps today are expected in the 60s and you could see 75 Friday in some spots.
That warm air will make possible a severe weather situation by Tuesday, said Agre. He said you should be aware because they are already predicting it could be a pretty intense weather event.