By Staff and wire
Parts of Northeast Mississippi are getting snow, but forecasters say no major accumulations are expected.
The storm system that brought up to 3 inches in some places with flakes reported as far south as McComb Wednesday is moving out of Mississippi leaving behind cold temperatures and clearer skies.
National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Campbell says heavier snowfalls of 2 inches to 3 inches were reported in the Memphis, Oxford and Tupelo areas. He says the conditions would continue for another couple of hours.
Snow began falling early and continued on through mid morning in Holly Springs, where an estimated 2 inches blanketed the Rust College campus, said college spokeswoman Adrienne Phillips.
“It’s gorgeous,” she said. “None of it’s sticking to the roads, mostly just the trees and the grass.”
Campbell says most reports were of sporadic snow flurries mixed with rain and sleet.
He says clearing conditions are being seen in Arkansas and Louisiana and that’s expected in Mississippi later in the day Wednesday.
FROM MDOT ….
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce a winter weather alert on roadway conditions for motorists traveling through the state.
As freezing temperatures continue to plague the state, icy accumulation has been reported in the following areas: bridges on I-69 and SR 305 in Desoto County; the bridge on US 78 at Hacks Cross Road in Marshall County; bridges in Coahoma, Tunica, and Quitman counties.
MDOT personnel are continuing to monitor road conditions and apply materials as necessary to keep Mississippi roadways passable. MDOT will keep motorists posted on road conditions as information becomes available.
Today: Snow, mainly before noon. High near 39. Northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tonight: Areas of freezing fog after midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday: Areas of freezing fog before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 48. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Calm wind.