First Alert: Temperatures drop to dangerous lows overnight

First Alert: Temperatures drop to dangerous lows overnight

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Clouds will continue to stream across the area as colder air pushes into the Pine Belt this evening.

Temperatures will tumble into the 20s tonight and into the teens by Tuesday morning.

That means Monday night it will be very important to check on people who do not have easy access to heat, bring your pets inside for the night, protect any plants that can’t handle the cold and drip faucets in your home.

Tuesday will start off very cold with ice and black ice on the roads. Temperatures will start in the teens to around 20 degrees for many places and warm into the 20s quickly and top out in the mid-30s by afternoon.

Then, anything that started to melt will re-freeze overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as temperatures fall back below freezing after sundown.

Wednesday will start with temperatures around 25 in the morning, but the area will warm back into the upper 40s by afternoon with an east wind. The clouds will start to increase during the day, and the chance for rain returns by the evening hours.

So far, it looks like just regular rain for our area, but it will be a very cold rain with temperatures in the 30s and 40s while precipitation is falling.

Thursday will start cloudy, soggy and chilly with temperatures around 40. The afternoon high as things clear out will only manage the mid to upper 40s.

Friday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. Then, into the weekend, things warm back to average with highs in the 50s and 60s.

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