Mostly clear skies and warming
temperatures greeted Missisippians today (Saturday) after a winter
storm system brought snow to several northern and central counties.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol had reported icing on some roads
and bridges Friday night but conditions were expected ti improve
rapidly as temperatures climbed out of the 20s.
Eric Carpenter with the National Weather Service in Jackson says
5 to 7 inches of snow blanketed areas from Cleveland northward to
Memphis, Tennessee. The snow moved in late yesterday (Friday) and
continued during the evening hours.
Counties in the northeast saw 3 inches or less accumulation,
including 2½ inches at Tupelo, 3 inches at Corinth an inch at
Carpenter says areas south of the Greenville saw less total
accumulation. And along the Interstate 20 corridor, a mostly light
dusting of snow was all that remained this morning (Saturday
In the Jackson area, where sunshine has replaced Friday's
overcast skies, only a light accumulation of snow remained on
rooftops and other exposed surfaces. Snow reports were received as
far south as the Natchez area.