Snow, ice likely not melting today as cold temperatures continue

Published 9:47 am Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NATCHEZ — The nearly 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet that fell on the Miss-Lou Tuesday won’t likely melt away today, National Weather Service officials said.

NWS meteorologist Alan Campbell said high clouds moving across the area today will prevent the sun from shining and melting away the snow and sleet left on the ground from Tuesday’s winter storm.

“It’s going to be hard to get those temperatures to climb and the sun to shine with all those clouds hanging around,” Campbell said. “The snow and ice is done and over with, but what’s on the ground is not going anywhere for now.”

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Campbell said temperatures throughout the day will stay in the 20s and get lower tonight with temperatures slated to drop into the teens.

“We’re looking at lows in the 16, 17, and 18 degrees overnight tonight,” Campbell said. “Those clouds should release overnight tonight, and (Thursday) we’re looking at mostly sunny skies and temperatures are going to warm up in the upper 40s.”

Reports of snow and sleet in Adams County reached as high as 1-and-a-half inches Tuesday, while reports from Concordia and Catahoula parishes reached as high as 3 inches.