At 240 PM CST…National Weather Service radar indicated a large
band of snow and sleet…mixed with freezing rain…along and north
of US Highway 82. The activity was lifting slowly north.
Road conditions are reported as extremely hazardous along this band
of precipitation…particulary bridges and overpasses. This area
will continue to have snow and sleet through the evening hours with
poor travel conditions. Areas farther southeast into east central
Mississippi have had icing of bridges and overpasses from earlier
precipitation…and may continue to have some slick spots.
More wintry precipitation will be moving into the region from west
and southwest this afternoon. Precipitation has been expanding in
coverage and intensity across east central through southeast
Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. This activity will be
overspread much of the area along and east of the Mississippi River
this evening…and result in a several hour period of
sleet…freezing rain and some snow.
Temperatures are at or below freezing along an northwest of a line
from Bastrop Louisiana…to Vicksburg…to Quitman. As this
precipitation overspreads this area…travel conditions will
deteriorate throught the evening hours. Farther south…periods of
sleet will cause temperatures to drop close to freezing along the
Highway 84 corridor and may result in slick spots on bridges and
overpasses…particularly in any areas of heavier sleet.