Winter weather not done yet in area

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NATCHEZ — Don’t put away those mittens or unwrap the outside faucets just yet; it’s coming again.

Winter weather may be moving into the Miss-Lou later today, sticking around through Friday morning.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Joanne Culin said the Natchez area should start seeing rain mid-morning today. With temperatures in the 40s, it will just be rain for most of the day.

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“As we move through the afternoon, you may start to see a bit of snow or sleet as the air begins to cool,” she said.

Then, between sunset and midnight, snow is predicted.

When temperatures drop after midnight the snow may begin to taper off.

All in all, the NWS is predicting an inch to an inch and a half of accumulation in the Southwest Mississippi area.

The Delta and areas to the north could get three to five inches, Culin said.

Thursday morning temperatures will start in the mid-20s and reach into the upper 30s by midday.

Thursday night and Friday morning temperatures may be in the low 20s.

But by Friday afternoon temperatures are expected to be in the 50s. Saturday will bring upper 50s; Sunday may bring low 60s.

And Monday? Well, it will be close to 70 degrees, Culin said.

“It seems to be the case in the South, once you get the snow, it never sticks around too long.”