JACKSON, MISS– While no new winter precipitation is expected across the Magnolia State this weekend, you’re not out of the woods yet.
“It’s still going to be extremely cold,” said John Moore, forecaster for the National Weather Service. “Morning wind chills will feel like single digits and teens.”
This means the ice, snow, and frost accumulated thus far won’t melt much until Sunday.
“Temperatures will struggle to get above freezing Saturday,” said Moore. “In fact, the only place getting well above freezing is in South Mississippi.”
Well above freezing isn’t much though. Waynesboro will clock one of the state’s highest temperatures Saturday at just 35. Moore said road conditions could still be atrocious Saturday morning, and maybe Sunday morning in some spots.
“Statewide, you’ll temperatures well above freezing Sunday,” said Moore. “Temps will break into the 40s.”
From there, the temperatures will increase quickly.
“Actually, by midweek, temps will reach the 70’s again,” Moore said.
News Mississippi will continue to follow the weather throughout the week.