Weather update: sleet, snow possible Tuesday night

national weather service

MUCH COLDER AIR AND A POTENTIAL FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL IMPACT OUR REGION EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING… ANOTHER ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO SURGE SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE GULF COAST REGION MONDAY. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL SPREAD INTO SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE LATE MONDAY…WITH MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES REMAINING IN PLACE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES TUESDAY MAY STRUGGLE TO REACH THE FREEZING MARK ACROSS INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY 84 CORRIDOR…WHILE READINGS MAY ONLY RANGE IN THE MID 30S TO AROUND 40 NEAR THE COAST. A HARD FREEZE MAY IMPACT MUCH OF THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT…AS LOWS ARE CURRENTLY FORECAST TO FALL INTO THE UPPER TEENS TO AROUND 20 ACROSS MANY LOCATIONS ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 10 LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES MAY BE SLIGHTLY WARMER…IN THE MID 20S… NEAR THE IMMEDIATE COAST. TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN WELL BELOW NORMAL AGAIN WEDNESDAY…BUT MAY BE SLIGHTLY WARMER WITH READINGS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. INCREASING NORTH WINDS MAY BRING WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE LOWER TO MID TEENS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS. IN ADDITION TO THE COLD AIRMASS…MOISTURE WILL BE ON THE INCREASE ACROSS THE GULF COAST REGION EARLY TUESDAY MORNING…AND WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. WHILE THERE STILL REMAINS MUCH UNCERTAINTY WITH REGARDS TO THE AMOUNT AND NORTHWARD EXTENT OF THE DEEP MOISTURE… THERE IS LOOKING TO BE AN INCREASING POTENTIAL FOR A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN…SLEET OR SNOW MAY BE POSSIBLE AS EARLY AS TUESDAY MORNING… WITH A WINTRY MIX OF RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW POTENTIALLY CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. PRECIPITATION MAY THEN TRANSITION TO LIGHT SNOW BY TUESDAY NIGHT…AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET. WHILE IT IS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE EXACT TYPES AND AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION…LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET AND SNOW MAY BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE REGION TUESDAY INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO…LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS…AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING THIS COLD WEATHER OUTBREAK AND POTENTIALLY DEVELOPING WINTER WEATHER IMPACT EVENT.

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