TUPELO – Those dreaming of a white Christmas may have to wait for next year, but they could see a white Saturday morning.
According to the National Weather Service in Memphis, Northeast Mississippi has a 40 percent chance of snow late tonight and early Saturday morning. This may be the only snow the area sees for the rest of the year, according to meteorologist Andy Sniezak.
But if you’re planning on getting up and building a snowman, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Sniezak predicted little or no accumulation.
“The area could see some very light snowfall, but it definitely won’t be enough to get stuck in,” said Sniezak. “There won’t be enough to even cause bad road conditions.”
Temperatures will dip into the mid-20s tonight and Saturday. Normal highs for this time of year are in the mid-50s, but for at least the next few days the highs will be in the 40s with nighttime lows in the 20s.
Mississippi Highway Patrolman Ray Hall said roads are unlikely to ice over, but bridges could get slick if enough moisture is in the air. Hall said extra troopers will be working tonight to monitor the bridges.
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