Bitter cold ahead in Northeast Miss.

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – If today’s expected rain with temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s seems unChristmasy, just wait. By Sunday night temperatures in Northeast Mississippi could dip into the mid-teens.
“It’s a whole big change this weekend,” said Marlene Mickelson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Memphis.
She predicted showers off and on through the day, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Tonight, “she said, “is when the big change in temperature starts.”
Mickelson said precipitation should be pushed out ahead of the cold.
“It’s very unlikely that there will be any snow, sleet or freezing rain,” she said. “It’s possible, but we don’t expect anything significant.”
Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny and cold, with highs only in the low- to mid-30s, with strong winds making it seem even colder.
Sunday night the mercury may plunge to the 15-degree mark in Tupelo and Oxford, with 14 possible in Corinth. Subfreezing lows are expected through Tuesday.
Contact Errol Castens at (662) 281-1069 or errol.castens@djournal.com.

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