FROM NWS: HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY…
* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 5 to 15 degrees are expected tonight, with the coldest temperatures most likely in the ArkLaMiss Delta region. Highs will remain near or below freezing across the entire warned area on Tuesday, and lows on Tuesday night will once again range from near 15 to 20 degrees. * WHERE…Portions of central, east central, northeast, south central, southeast and southwest Mississippi. * WHEN…Until noon CST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS…Hard freeze conditions will result in damage to exposed pipes, and water main breaks are expected.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…With cold temperatures across the region, existing accumulations of ice, sleet, and snow may keep roads and bridges impassable or dangerous to travel on.
- PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.