Here's the latest on tonight's snowfall potential... We'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends.
Overnight and into Thursday, the FINAL leg of a strong upper-level storm system will move through Central and South Mississippi. The storm system will help cool the atmosphere from the top down, and produce precipitation. Some of that precipitation will end up being snowfall. The primary zone for snow to fall will be south of the US 82 corredor and North of Interstate 20. In this zone, most snow will melt as it comes in contact with the ground, but some elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses, could see light accumulations. The fact that we've had so much standing water and moisture around the area, will help to melt the snow as it comes in contact with the ground, and also help hold up near surface temperatures closer to and possibly above the freezing point. We want to emphasize that there is a difference between what falls (shown on the graphic) and what will stick, which should be significantly less.
We are depicting a "maybe zone" that extends as far north as Hwy 6. In this zone, flakes are possible, but accumulations highly unlikely.
This event will begin West/South at 2-3am, and end in Marion/Lamar Counties in Alabama by early afternoon.
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