Northeast Mississippi to face winter weather advisory

By Errol Castens

Weather forecasters say Northeast Mississippi and the rest of the Mid-South could see sleet and freezing rain today before a warm front moves northward and raises temperatures above freezing.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a winter weather advisory effective for Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., calling for “light amounts of precipitation” that will fall through a shallow Arctic airmass that is expected to keep surface temperatures below freezing through midday.
The weather could prompt school cancellations.
Both the Lee County and Tupelo School Districts said they will continue to monitor the weather and would make an announcement about any school closings by 6:15 on Wednesday morning.
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