TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- It's almost like clockwork; every time icy conditions are a possibility, people get prepared.
"We've been having some good days, and now we're having some bad days," Verona resident Tina Richardson said. "It's getting cold. The weather's getting cold, so we've gotta take precautions."
Supermarkets like Kilgore's in Tupelo got a rush of customers Monday.
"We were expecting a busy day, but that busy day got exceptional," store manager Enoch Smithey said. "They wiped out some categories completely."
And they were buying up the items you'd usually expect: bread and milk, along with other necessities.
People are stocking up because they say they want to get all they need in case they can't leave their homes Tuesday.
But what about those who have to stay on the road?
Truckers keep the country's roads alive, rain or snow.
"Better to be stopped and safe than in the ditch," truck driver Brinn Davis said. "I've been on the road a couple of times when I wish I was not."
Davis said he's stopping in Potts Camp on the way to Memphis because he's not taking any chances.
Another truck driver, Leamon Pugh, has driven all over the country for the last 34 years. He's getting fuel in case he gets stranded.
"I'm going on as far as I can [to Arkansas], but if it gets too bad, I'll pull over," Pugh said. "I don't drive in it if it gets bad. Roads are frozen? I don't drive in it. It's not worth it. It's not worth my life. It's not worth somebody else's life."
Both don't think it'll be that bad here, but where they're headed -- farther west -- is where the greatest chances for wintry precipitation exist.