A departing storm system will bring cooler air behind it. Some of this cooler air appears likely to mix with the already-present warmer air and should infiltrate precipitation. When this happens, freezing rain is expected to occur and accumulate in Louisiana and Mississippi. As a result, many areas may experience life-threatening conditions, especially due to the typical lack of winter in the mentioned states.
If your car begins to spin out, or you plan on traveling during this event, follow these tips:
-Use front-wheel drive. Traction is increased as the weight of the car (including the engine) adds an enhanced grip to the tires.
-If you suddenly start skidding on ice, keep your wheel turned to the direction you want to go. It is not advised you steer towards the direction you are skidding.
-If you are in a skid, slowly lift the accelerator foot off of the accelerator. This lets the car go slower, and thus a smoother skid.
-If your wheels lock up when braking, pump the brakes gently to regain traction and control.