Update: John Moore, a meteorologist with the NWS has said that the snow totals have been increased. The areas that will see the highest increase are Natchez up to Meridian with the highest amounts in the Brookhaven area. These areas may see as much as four inches of snow.
Hattiesburg and Jackson Metro area can expect up to two inches with heavier flakes beginning to show on Friday morning.
Moore said snow is expected to slow around noon, and the temperatures will remain above freezing across the state as the day progresses.
The Golden Triangle area is under a winter storm advisory as well and could see up to two inches of snow.
Winter Storm Warning expanded to include the Jackson and Natchez areas. Winter Weather Advisory now includes Vicksburg, Golden Triangle. pic.twitter.com/Xz562c0wCF
— NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) December 8, 2017
The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a winter storm warning for “portions of central Mississippi, east-central Mississippi, south-central Mississippi and southeast Mississippi.” The alert is set to begin at 9 p.m. tonight and extend through noon on Friday.
The alert states that light rain will gradually mix with then change over to light snow tonight through Friday morning. Expect snow accumulations of two inches, with higher amounts expected across portions of southeast Mississippi.
The alert goes on to warn of difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday.
The National Weather Service in Mobile, AL has issued another alert which extends into Perry, Greene, and Wayne Counties.
This alert remains in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. on Friday. This alert says that the areas could see up to three inches of snow and advises caution on the roads.
“Rain and snow mix developing after midnight with periods of all snow likely from around sunrise through Friday afternoon. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. Bridges and overpasses will be the most susceptible to becoming snow covered. Total snow accumulations of one to three inches are expected.”
“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.”