Mississippi Skies: The Magnolia State is under the strong grasp of wintry weather. Here are the latest details.

Published 11:59 pm Sunday, January 14, 2024

It’s really interesting to see the top third of the state in a winter wonderland while the bottom third of the state is almost spring-like, and that’s just what will happen Monday.

While our northern counties are dealing with hazardous roadways with ice and snow, our coastal counties will be sunny and warm. That changes Monday night, however, as the arctic air makes its way southward, taking winter all the way to the beaches.

Our northern counties will have more of the same possible the next day or two. Some places in central Mississippi will also begin having some icy road conditions, all depending on where the freezing line and precipitation meet.

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South Mississippi could also experience some icy conditions as freezing rain is now possible all the way south to Wiggins.

A couple tips: charge phones, battery packs, and laptops. Even if there’s an old laptop in the back of a closet, a fully-charged laptop can charge phones and other devices through the USB connections. Also, take caution driving, even if an area didn’t get any frozen precipitation. Freezing temps can cause black ice on roadways and sidewalks, especially on bridges.

North Mississippi

Snow likely with some sleet possible during the day, then snow likely with freezing rain possible in the evening. High of 21 with wind chill values as low as 8 degrees. Snow overnight with a low of 8 and wind chills as low as -5.

Central Mississippi

Freezing rain and sleet are likely in the late morning into the afternoon. High of 27. A slight chance of sleet and freezing rain in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a low of 13 and wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour, creating wind chills in the single digits.

South Mississippi

A chain of rain, freezing rain, and sleet midday, then freezing rain and sleet possible in the afternoon. Cloudy with a high of 34. Wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Monday night, freezing rain and sleet possible in the evening. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 17 and a wind chill near 11 degrees.

Gulf Coast

Partly sunny with a high of 62. Monday night, a chance of showers with a low of 30.