By Joe Rutherford/NEMS Daily Journal
After days of above-normal temperatures, Northeast Mississippi could get a dusting of snow today before noon.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday was forecasting a rain-snow mix for the area.
NWS meteorologist Ryan Husted said the possible snow would accompany a strong cold front that will send temperatures plummeting throughout the day today after an expected high of about 42 degrees shortly after midnight this morning.
Temperatures are projected to drop to 23 degrees in Tupelo tonight and early Friday, with colder temperatures in the northernmost tier of counties in Mississippi and in the forecast area of western Tennessee, Husted said.
Husted said snow accumulations in northwest Tennessee could be higher – about one inch – than the possible dusting in Northeast Mississippi.
The NWS forecast site also predicted a wind advisory may be needed today, with westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 40 mph.