Cold weather to settle in over the next 24 hours - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Cold weather to settle in over the next 24 hours

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Cold air is established over the area and is forecast to remain entrenched through at least Friday night.

Several things are on the table that will influence the forecast. A low pressure system is forecast to develop in the gulf  along with an upper level disturbance. These two systems will produce either a cold rain or a possible ice storm event.

The weather models used to forecast these type situations are split at this time but seem to be leaning towards what could be a very icy situation for our area. 

At this time, expect a slight chance for freezing rain and sleet to develop after midnight across the viewing area. A cold rain is forecast at this time for Thursday with highs only in the upper 30s, but if some of the models are correct, we may remain near freezing during the day and that could spell lots of trouble.

Residents are reminded that this is a developing weather situation and are strongly advised to keep up with the latest forecasts.

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