Mardi Gras Day: Icy conditions continue; Strong storms possible on Wednesday

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: Flurries this morning, along with stubborn cloud cover. It’s going to be another bitterly cold day with highs in the low and mid 30s – that’s if clouds break up later in the day. If not, it will be significantly colder in the 20s and 30s and that will mean ice will not melt.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cold. Another hard freeze is expected as temperatures drop into the low and mid 20s. Be sure to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes.

Ash Wednesday: A low pressure system will track toward the northern Gulf Coast. This time, we may could see strong to severe storms instead of winter weather. Our Florida parishes, along with our Southwest Mississippi counties, could briefly see sleet and freezing rain before transitioning to all rain. We will have to see how far north the associated warm front will lift – this will tell us where the potential for strong storms will be. A line of storms will move through the area Wednesday afternoon and evening. Damaging wind, hail, heavy rain, and a tornado or two will be possible. Stay weather aware! Temperatures will vary. Most will be in the 40s and 50s with coastal areas near 60.

Extended: Some lingering showers early Thursday morning. Highs will be in the 40s on Thursday and Friday. Morning temperatures will be back down below freezing. We are much warmer this weekend. Highs are back up in the 60s. Possibly even 70s next week.

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