Update: Freezing fog advisory issued for portions of central and northern Mississippi until 9 a.m. CST including Alcorn, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Clay, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tishomingo, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winston and Yazoo.
Temperatures around or below freezing with possible dense fog could create dangerous and slick conditions on area bridges and overpasses across parts of Mississippi.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said Tuesday evening that they are monitoring the increasing possibility of dense fog, which could lead to freezing fog Wednesday morning. An advisory could be issued if such conditions unfold, according to the NWS.
A cold front moved through the state Tuesday morning with a band of rain and thunderstorms with some areas receiving more than one to two inches of rainfall with the storm system.
- Goshen Springs 2.05″ of rainfall
- West 1.71″ of rainfall
- Kosciusko 1.62″ of rainfall
- Moorhead 1.50″ of rainfall
- Yazoo City 1.42″ of rainfall
- Ridgeland 1.35″ of rainfall
- Vaiden 1.33″ of rainfall
- Winona 1.20″ of rainfall
- Mississippi State 0.96″ of rainfall
- Jackson 0.86″ of rainfall
- Greenwood 0.82″ of rainfall
- Olive Branch 0.71″ of rainfall
- Hattiesburg 0.78″ of rainfall
- McComb 0.64″ of rainfall
- Meridian 0.57″ of rainfall
- Gulfport 0.38″ of rainfall
- Vicksburg 0.32″ of rainfall
- Tupelo 0.28″ of rainfall
Clearing skies and much colder and drier air is filtering into the state but some lingering atmospheric moisture could result in the fog in some areas.
Temperatures are forecast to bottom out in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees north and central and low to mid 30s south. Areas across central and northern Mississippi are the areas being monitored closely for the development of freezing fog.
Freezing fog is a form of fog which contains supercooled water which freezes upon contact with objects it encounters, such as bridges and overpasses, forming a layer of thin ice.
This could lead to very dangerous driving conditions early Wednesday and everyone is strongly advised to stay updated on the latest weather information as it becomes available.
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