• 68°

Freezing rain expected in the area tonight

NATCHEZ —Those who watch the weather have a message for the Miss-Lou: don’t go out tonight unless it is an emergency.

The low temperature this morning was set to dip to 28 degrees, said Stephen Wilkinson, warning coordinator for NWS’ Jackson office.

“The average high (temp) in Mississippi for this date is 65 degrees, so we’re a good 30 degrees colder than normal,” he said.

Rain was forecast for Natchez Monday night, “starting before the temperatures hit freezing,” Wilkinson said.

“Then when you reach freezing or below, that precipitation will freeze on the roads.”

Since it’s not always possible to see ice on roads and bridges, the best policy is to stay put, Wilkinson said.

The main issue in Adams County will be overnight freezing rain.

“We’ll be watching the weather closely,” said Robert Bradford, civil defense director for Adams County.

Bradford did not have specific plans regarding the icy condition, but said he was attending at 11 a.m. a briefing by telephone with state civil defense officials.

“A lot of what we’re going to do depends on what they say,” Bradford said.

Steven Richardson, press contact for the Natchez-Adams School District, said that as of Monday morning their schools do not intend to close today.

“But when and if the superintendant decides to make that call we will publicize it,” Richardson said.

Wilkinson said there’s a silver lining to all this.

“We will start warming up (today),” he said. “Tomorrow it may get up to 41 degrees.”

 

News

Law officials arrest 3 in connection with automobile burglaries

News

Master Gardners host spring plant sale at Co-Lin

News

Security officer enjoys building relationships with students

Business

Jobs everywhere but few workers to fill them

Business

Natchez artist opens mobile-making studio amid pandemic

News

Concordia Parish jury finds Clayton man guilty in killing of his wife, 12-year-old boy

News

International investors from India visit Natchez on economic development trip

News

Donations of items needed for 3rd Gayrage Sale

News

City approves final lease for historic train depot on Broadway Street

News

Lt. Gov. Hosemann addresses American Rescue funds in Natchez, Adams County

Business

Hosemann won’t close door to Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

News

Natchez Euro Fest moved to Sunday due to weather

News

Local resident takes photo of lightning strike behind Mississippi River bridges

News

Firefighters work house fire on Rankin Street Tuesday night

News

ACCS Drama Club to perform Aladdin Saturday

News

CPSB names candidates for Superintendent of parish schools

News

Police investigating shooting on Bishop Street

News

Thomas named STAR Student at NHS, chooses Coach Haywood as STAR Teacher

News

Library closes for renovations

News

Adams County man arrested for alleged sex crime with juvenile

News

Master Gardener plant sale April 17 at Co-Lin

News

Harriss keeps active

News

Cemetery restoration workshop comes to Natchez Wednesday

News

CPSB reviewing applicants for new superintendent of schools