Winter Weather Makes a Comeback

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

Old Man Winter continues to make his appearance across the twin states. Sunday night into Monday morning, a cold front will makes it's way across the twin states. Although the front will not be associated with any rain, other than a possible isolated shower, it will be pulling in some colder air from Canada. Monday morning, the front will have moved through all of the viewing area leaving with it cooler temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s for our highs.

Behind the front, not only will colder air be making an appearance, but a disturbance within the trough will move through. With this disturbance comes an enhanced possibility of seeing wintry precipitation as well as flooding concerns. Timing out the event for the winter weather, will be Monday night into early Tuesday morning. However, the highs Tuesday will struggle to get into the 40s so melting of any ice on roadways will be limited, with the cold rain and cloudy skies, so take precaution.

As of now, I am highly confident that North of Highway 16 will see Freezing Rain/Sleet with accumulations anywhere from 0.10" - 0.25". The higher amounts will be the further North you travel from Highway 16.

Winston County (MS), Pickens County (AL), and Noxubee County (MS) are under a Winter Storm Watch until Tuesday and they have a heightened possibility of seeing more Ice accumulations with a slight possibility of some snow. Any accumulations for them will be near 0.25" of ice with some isolated spots receiving more.

The uncertainty with this system is how far will the freezing line make it as we head into the evening hours Monday night. Along and north of I-20 to Highway 16 is where the uncertainty lies with the freezing line. At this moment, until the timing up the event gets closer and more information comes out in the models, it is possible that we could see some freezing rain in the early morning hours of Tuesday with accumulations less than 0.10".

South of I-20, the risk of seeing any freezing rain decreases significantly as temperatures shouldn't fall at or below freezing. Cold rain and flooding will be the only main concern at this moment.

Continue to stay with Newscenter 11 for the latest updates on the winter weather outcome as this event is still roughly 24 hours out and some changes could be seen.


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