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ALERT DAY: freezing rain, sleet, snow to bring major disruptions across Mississippi

Winter Storm Forecast
Winter Storm Forecast(WLBT)
Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 11:56 AM CST
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MONDAY: An ALERT DAY in place as a winter storm impacts all of central and southwest MS. Most of the frozen precipitation has exited our area and drier air is now filtering in behind the system. A few flurries and sleet may linger across the area, but the bulk of the wintry weather is over. Temperatures will remain in the 20′s and teens through the afternoon and evening before we cool down even more overnight.

TONIGHT: Expect variably to mostly cloudy skies with lows dropping between 7-13; wind chills will run between –5 and 5. All ice and snow will freeze on the ground amid the harsh cold – keeping roads impassable overnight.

TUESDAY: Sun will try to break through during the day but it will likely not have much effect on the ice and snow on the ground. Expect highs in the 20s to near 30 north; lower to middle 30s south. Another hard freeze expected overnight Tuesday into Wednesday with lows in the upper 10s and lower 20s.

EXTENDED FORECAST: Yet another system will emerge through Wednesday afternoon into Thursday with the potential for wintry weather mixing in for parts of it. Expect mainly rain, but on the front of the system the possibility of freezing rain and sleet before transitioning to a cold rain – then a burst of snow possible to round it out, mainly for the Lower Delta. In that system’s wake, finally, a warming trend to round out the week and head into the weekend, with 60s emerging by Sunday.

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