ALERT DAY MONDAY: Our wintry system continues to lay down its hand over the region this morning – ranging from snow to a cold rain. Accumulations will continue for areas, generally north/west of Metro Jackson. Roads could be impacted, especially bridges and overpasses through the morning commute. Temperatures will try to claw their way back above freezing – in the middle & upper 30s. Wintry mix will taper after mid-day – though random flurries could still fly amid the clouds. Lows will drop into the 20s; lower to middle 20s in areas that have snow on the ground.
TUESDAY: Areas that saw snow & sleet accumulations could have icy spots on the roads, bridges and overpasses through the morning commute. Sunshine looks to return in the wake of the wintry system, pushing temperatures into the 40s to, for some, near 50. For the most part, this should melt much of what fell Sunday into Monday. Lows will fall back into the middle to upper 20s.
EXTENDED FORECAST: A strong area of high pressure will settle over the center of the country – keeping the weather generally quiet through mid-late week. Expect highs to gradually moderate into the 50s Wednesday; near 60 by Thursday. A weak front will knock temperatures back into the weekend with highs in the middle 50s. Rain chances return Sunday into Monday of next week.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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