White Christmas? Weather experts say it's possible

By Stephanie Rebman/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Santa and his reindeer could land on white roofs throughout Northeast Mississippi tonight.
According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of snow for the region starting Christmas Eve and continuing throughout the holiday weekend.
“It could be enough to play in if you have kids who like to go out,” said Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Husted in Memphis. “You could see a white Christmas. In fact, it will be cold enough to stick around all day.”
Husted said rain and snow will hold off today until about 6 p.m. but then continue through Christmas Day.
“For Tupelo it’s looking like it’s going to be mostly rain until late Christmas Eve night, early Saturday morning, actually,” he said. “It looks like before 6 a.m. it may change over to snow. There is a chance of snow showers throughout the day on Saturday.”
The chance for snow is around 40 percent Saturday in Tupelo and it increases as you travel north. In Iuka, the chance is around 50 percent.
Husted said that if the snow comes, accumulation is possible.
“Right now for snowfall on Christmas Eve night we have forecast for your area less than half an inch, but you could still see some accumulations,” he said.
The National Weather Service predicts a high on Saturday of 38 degrees and a high of 36 degrees on Sunday in the Tupelo area.
If you’re traveling for Christmas, expect to see flurries throughout the South. The forecast calls for an inch or two of snow in Nashville.
Contact Stephanie Rebman at (662) 678-1585 or stephanie.rebman@djournal.com.

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