Rain + Cold = Ice is the equation for this weekend

Flood Watch

Flood Watch Issued

After a period of freezing rain, sleet, and snow, freezing temperatures overnight (low temperature forecast around 24 degrees in the Mid-State) the roads will be unsafe.

The heaviest rain will fall Friday afternoon and night, especially during rush hour. There are still a lot of factors into when we make the change over to snow.

- After a brief respite from one of the most brutal cold-spells in Chicago history, the bitter cold, freezing rain, sleet and snow are coming back.

Fog will continue to dissipate this morning with showers become more widespread. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. With a brisk south wind, moisture is being pumped into the region.

For the first time in several weeks, the word "mild" can be used to describe today's forecast. Since the coldest wind chills look to be in some of the higher terrain locations, the weather service says no wind chill advisory is planned at this time. As it does, temperatures will drop, and an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop.

The weather front is expected to move out Friday, but a second wave of cold air will follow it, leading to a cold weekend.

As South Mississippi awaits warmer temperatures, people in other parts of the country are preparing for snow and mixed precipitation returning with the cold.

Street Flooding risk along with Saturday Evening icing remains High. Partly cloudy skies on Monday with increasing clouds.

By the middle of the week, we'll watch a clipper dive in and strengthen near New England, bringing the risk of snow late Tuesday into Wednesday and Thursday.

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