Posted: Feb 11, 2014 5:34 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Expect off and on rain showers to continue and morning temperatures in the lower 40s will not budge much. Radar and model trends do indicate that once the patch of heavy rain exits east during the morning hours, we'll have a quieter period through the middle of the day before heavier rains return this evening. Cloud cover, northerly winds and a few showers will keep thermometers in the middle 40s during the afternoon.
Tonight is a close call, but current information still shows the area remaining JUST warm enough to avoid any kind of wintry mix. With continued rain and temperatures in the upper 30s, it will be a cold rain though. Portions of Central Louisiana and Mississippi are expected to be cold enough for sleet and snow to reach the ground. In fact, winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are in place for areas around and north of Alexandria and Natchez.
For the local area, a three day total of 2-3" of rain will have fallen in most locations.