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Your Thanksgiving Week Travel: Rain to End, Colder Weather to Come

JACKSON, Miss.–Mississippi may not be getting the snow that states to the west have, but more than five inches of rain in some parts of the state have caused travel problems and colder weather is on the way for Thanksgiving Day.

The heaviest rain fell in central Mississippi, where flood warnings were posted for the Jackson metro and counties just to the west. Jackson had record rainfall Monday.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Alan Campbell said the rain was expected to shift east and give the state a break by mid-morning to early afternoon, with a flood watch in effect until noon.

After that, more rain in the afternoon and the possibility of some wintry mix.

“Maybe midnight to 3 a.m. as we get to the back edge of the moisture still in here,” he said, “there could be a mix of light rain to light snow. As far as accumulations, we’re not expecting any.”

Campbell said if there is any light accumulation, it would be in the Hwy. 45 areas of east Mississippi, from Meridian to Columbus, but that would only be a dusting if it happened at all.

“Right now we’re not expecting any winter weather watches or advisories.”

If that changes, News Mississippi will let you know.

Colder air moves in Wednesday, with upper 30s for highs north and central and 45 south. It will warm up five to ten degrees for Thanksgiving and Black Friday will be nowhere near as cold, with highs in the 50s.

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