TUPELO, Miss.--Spring is in the air, that is everywhere but extreme north Mississippi. A front is approaching that will bring colder air to that part of the state, with highs in the 40s Thursday and lows in the mid 30s Thursday night. There will also be precip.
"With the cold air in place, some of this precipitation will fall in the form of a mixture of rain and snow across portions of north Mississippi, especially extreme north," said National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Carpenter.
He said any accumulations would be on the light side, with temps remaining above freezing.
"Generally less than an inch, if it accumulates at all-most places might get a light dusting. So we're not expecting any travel issues with this."
Carpenter said it's not typical weather for the second day of spring.
"It's certainly something that's a bit unusual as we go into late March."
It's going be significantly warmer for the rest of the state. Rain is expected to begin Thursday night.
Friday through Saturday could bring more severe weather, just as some Mississippians are getting their insurance claims in order after this weeks multi-county hail storm that knocked out windows and windshields and destroyed plenty of roofs.
"We're gonna have a potent low pressure system develop and move across the area-somewhat of a typical spring severe weather setup," said Carpenter.
He said hail, winds and possibly some tornadoes will be the risks, mainly for the southern half of the state.