JACKSON, Miss.–Predicting snowfall in Mississippi has been notoriously difficult. With today’s situation, what happens in central Mississippi, especially around the I-20 area, will depend largely on how cold it stay before the precip gets to Mississippi.
“We’re thinking some heavy snow is gonna fall in the Hwy. 82 corridor and north of that,” said Chad Entremont, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “We’re more confident in that area seeing most of the snow. It could be three to six inches worth.”
Entremont said areas around I-20 could get snow sleet or freezing rain, but more likely just rain.
“It really depends on where you are. In that I-20 corridor and just a little bit north of there, especially where you still have a lot of ice on the trees, temperatures are still 31 or 32 degrees, so anything that in itally falls this morning could easily be freezing rain or sleet.”
Entremont said he believes that will transition to mostly rain in the central area by mid-morning.
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