Mississippi Skies: Single digit cold weather begins Saturday night; snow, sleet possible Sunday night

Published 8:50 pm Friday, January 12, 2024

It’s hard to believe after a stormy Friday morning and an artic blast coming Sunday that Saturday will actually be a nice day. It’s going to be a great day to finalize taking care of people, pets, pipes, and plants before near-record cold envelopes the entire state.

Saturday is going to be sunny and cool for all of us. Then, we’ll have our first single digit temperatures in the northern region of Mississippi when wind chill values dip to seven degrees overnight.

We’re going to be very cold for several days and nights, but Tuesday night looks to be the coldest right now. We’ll have single digit wind chills all the way down to the Gulf Coast Tuesday night.

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Snow is becoming likely in northern regions while sleet or freezing rain is becoming possible all the way down to central Mississippi, especially along the Mississippi River in communities such as Natchez and Vicksburg. It’s still a low chance right now, but wintry weather is tough to forecast, and things could easily change. A change in one or two degrees could be the difference between rain or snow.

North Mississippi is under a winter storm watch.

North Mississippi

Sunny with a high of 47. Mostly clear Saturday night with a low of 16 and wind chill values as low as 7.

Central Mississippi

Frost early, then sunny with a high of 51. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 23.

South Mississippi

Frost early. Sunny with a high of 55. Clear Saturday night with a low of 31.

Gulf Coast

Frost in the morning. Sunny with a high of 56. Forst overnight. Becoming mostly cloudy, then clear towards Sunday morning. Low of 34.