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ALERT DAY: ANOTHER SYSTEM WITH A WINTRY WEATHER THREAT

ALERT DAYS WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY
A look ahead
A look ahead(WLBT)
Updated: Feb. 16, 2021 at 11:10 PM CST
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Alert Days issued for Wednesday into Thursday as we have a new Winter Storm Warning issued for Hinds County and areas north and west. The rest of the area can also expect Wintry weather to a lesser degree. Cold & dry tonight, but the next system gets here tomorrow morning commute or thereafter with freezing rain, sleet or snow changing to plain rain during the day and gradually mixing back to a Wintry mix overnight and into/during Thursday. Slushy roads, flooding followed by more icy conditions sets us up for tricky travel throughout the time period of Wednesday thru Thursday. While temperatures will reach above freezing during the day tomorrow, they will stay below freezing at the onset and the backend of this weather. This is where we run into trouble with accumulations. Ice, sleet and snow threaten the area from 6am Wednesday into Thursday morning as well. Warmer conditions are expected by the weekend. Again, the normal high temperature for this time of year is 61 and the normal low is 38. Sunrise is 6:41am and 5:48pm.

Weather for Wednesday into Thursday: Snow, sleet and freezing rain for our whole area starting during or after the...

Posted by Meteorologist Dave Roberts WLBT on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

EXTENDED FORECAST: Rain will generally taper off into Thursday – a few snow showers could mix in during the day with temperatures in the 30s. Anything left on the ground may refreeze into Friday. Sunshine breaks between clouds Friday with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. In that system’s wake, finally, a warming trend heading into the weekend, with 60s emerging by Sunday; shower chances may emerge as well late Sunday into Monday.

Dave Roberts

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Chief Meteorologist

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