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Not As Much Ice as Expected, But You Still Have to Watch How You Drive

SOUTHAVEN, Miss.–The Magnolia State was spared from the kind of icing that Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri got from an arctic front that blew through overnight, but there are places where you’ll have to watch how you drive.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Phil Baker was watching overnight in the Memphis office.

“We’ve had reports of some minor icing, a little bit of sleet last night,” he said. “Fortunately the temperatures took a little bit longer to fall before freezing.”

That means the accumulations were small, but it also means that there may be patches of frozen over roadways in north Mississippi, and you’ll have to watch out for a good portion of the day, because highs in some places were not expected to get above 32, meaning that ice might not melt very quickly.

“If it does get above freezing, it’s gonna take a good part of the day to do so.”

He said some of the better chances of freezing would be east of the Natchez Trace, around Tupelo and north.

Highs were expected to recover into the 40s by Tuesday.

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