Others may experience few if any signs of such unusually early wintry weather.
In either case, travel wasn't expected to be especially difficult after daylight today.
A few snow flurries and bits of sleet fell throughout Monday across the region, and the damp air made for a particularly chilly day, hours before a winter weather warning took effect in the area.
The National Weather Service in Memphis announced the warning at about 4:15 p.m. Monday, after previously issuing winter weather watches and advisories throughout the day.
Mostly rain fell in the Iuka area on Monday, with a few flurries and sleet spotted in Oxford on Monday morning. Flecks of snow and sleet were seen throughout the day in Tupelo.
Two to four inches of snow were predicted for Monday night, possibly more in localized areas.
"The heaviest snow will probably be north of Tupelo, probably near the Tennessee border - the Booneville area, for example," said Bill Borghoff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis. "It will mainly stick in grassy areas and elevated areas. Roads should be mainly OK. There could be some slick spots on bridges and overpasses."
The snow should clear by 6 a.m., with some sun in the afternoon Tuesday. Temperatures will stay in the 40s, with more sun and highs in the 50s later in the week, Borghoff said.
The threatening weather led to a postponement of the New Albany Christmas parade, which was rescheduled for tonight, and the Baldwyn parade, which will be Thursday.
November snowfalls are highly unusual in Northeast Mississippi. In Tupelo, there have been only three measurable November snowfalls - 0.1 inches or more - since 1930. The last was in 1991.
Daily Journal reporters Lena Mitchell and Errol Castens contributed to this report.