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Miss-Lou to be in deep freeze; chance of snow low

NATCHEZ — The Miss-Lou may miss out on snow this week, but area residents won’t avoid frigid temperatures.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jared Allen said the area’s coldest stretch of the week will come Friday morning and into Saturday, but added the snow chance dropped from potentially a 1-in-5 chance to now less than 1-in-10.

“We’re going to have a really good cold shot coming through early Thursday and through the day Thursday,” he said. “Friday morning looks to be quite chilly. High for Thursday for you guys looks to be during the early morning hours and stay steady. You guys will have a high of 45 degrees down there Friday.”

He said the low Friday would drop down to 20 degrees, which is 15 to 20 degrees below the yearly average for the area.

“That was the initial period to where a small, extremely low chance, maybe 10 to 20 percent, of a snow window looked to be open,” Allen said. “At this time, it looks like less than a 10 percent chance.”

Adams County Emergency Management Director Stan Owens said although snow may not be a possibility, cold temperatures present hazards, especially for the elderly and pets.

“Check on (elderly neighbors and family) and make sure they are staying warm,” Owens said. “Take care of your outside pets.”