Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter Weather Update-Sunday

The precipitation has moved into the state and is already causing travel problems. Accidents are being reported across central Mississippi and in the WLBT viewing area as ice is accumulating on surfaces, roads and bridges.

Measurable snowfall is expected along areas closer to the Highway 82 corridor. Snow could be mixed with sleet at times. Areas as far south as Yazoo County could still see snow. Along I-20 down to Highway 84, looks to be more of an icing situation with freezing rain as a possibility. Snow cannot be ruled out completely, but temperatures could be too warm to see measurable snowfall. Counties along and south of Highway 84 will see mostly a rain event, however sleet and freezing rain could mix in at times.

This type of weather will increase throughout the afternoon, evening and overnight and should end by Noon Monday. Here is the latest graphic depiction from the NWS. As you can see, it changed just a bit from yesterday. Whatever falls today will re-freeze overnight making travel even more difficult Monday morning. You will need to watch WLBT and keep checking for details on business, school and road closures.

You are being asked to PLEASE stay off the roads as power crews will need to access areas and emergency vehicles need to the roads.

This system is still evolving so stay weather aware. Even the slightest change can affect your weather for the good or bad.

I'll be working at WLBT today and will keep you upated there!

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