Snow comes to Mississippi Monday and it will stick, at least for a while

Published 10:02 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019

An arctic cold front will plunge into Mississippi Monday dramatically dropping temperatures and bringing a good chance of snow for several parts of the state.

National Weather Service forecasters predict the area along and north of the Interstate-20 corridor is expected to receive 1 to 2 inches of snowfall Monday night into Tuesday morning.

“The best chance of snow is Monday night into early Tuesday morning,” said Janae Elkins, meteorologist with the NWS in Jackson. “There will be some rain, and it could turn into snow late Monday night.”

Elkins said an elevated threat of snow accumulation is possible north of Jackson in Grenada, Cleveland and Bolivar County.

Conditions are favorable for the snow to likely accumulate, forecasters predict.

Temperatures are expected to be well below normal, some areas will have temperatures some 20 to 25 degrees below normal.

North Mississippi will see temperatures plunge into the low 20s Monday night and Tuesday night. Central Mississippi and southern Mississippi will see lows in the mid to upper 20s.