Heavy snow across north Mississippi made roadways slick and dangerous. In central Mississippi, temperatures remain too warm to cause much of an impact on roads.
Snow was falling across Yazoo and Humphreys Counties in central Mississippi, but not sticking to roadways. Ice patches and snow on roadways can be found generally north of the U.S. Highway 82 corridor that stretches from Greenville to Winona. Many schools are closed Friday in north Mississippi. All schools in the Jackson metro are open Friday.
Here's what to expect through the day.:
Afternoon: Flurries are possible throughout the rest of the afternoon. A dusting has already occured in areas north of I-20. Significant accumulation is not expected. Temperatures only fall today, meaning we spend the majority of the afternoon in the low and mid 30s. On top of that, winds will be gusty out of the west/northwest up to 25 mph, meaning it will feel like 20s. Warren County and the Delta will have even higher gusts up to 40 mph.
Tonight: A Winter Weather Advisory continues until 6 p.m. within this area, some slick spots are possible mainly on bridges and overpasses.Winds ease off a bit and skies are mostly cloudy. The temperature comes down to the mid 20s.
Weekend: Saturday will be a cold and gray day with highs in the low 40s. Expect a frigid Sunday morning in the mid 20s. Skies clear out on Sunday and the temperature comes up to the mid 50s.
As severe weather moves through the state, stay up to date on changing highway conditions with MDOT.
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