A quick update on the Mississippi weather situation... I know even the mention of snow around here can cause a crazy combination of panic and excitement. I'l say up front, there's absolutely no reason to get overly excited.
First, the cold soaking rain that moved through last night has pushed to our east. Most spots received between 1 and 2 inches with the heavier amounts in South Mississippi. Temperatures are struggling to reach the middle 40s today; in fact, some spots are holding in the upper 30s, and with a brisk north breeze it feels even colder.
Now, on to the interesting weather possibilities ahead for this evening...
A cold upper level low currently located in Texas will swing across the state between 5 pm and midnight, bringing some light rain, along with the potential for a few snow flakes mixing in north of I-20. Bottom line, we're are not expecting any accumulation or travel problems. A few slick spots could develop in extreme North Mississippi; otherwise, temperatures remain above freezing until early tomorrow morning, and by that time the precipitation will be over.
Sunshine returns tomorrow kicking off a quick weekend warming trend; afternoon highs reach the middle 50s Saturday, then low 60s by Sunday.