PEARL –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is again asking the public to prepare for another possible winter storm on Wednesday and Thursday.
The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of freezing rain, sleet and snow for areas along and north of the Hwy. 82 corridor. There is the possibility of significant ice accumulations in that area.
“I can’t remember a time when we’ve had to gear up for winter weather three weeks in a row,” said MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham. “Since the forecast is still developing, citizens around the state need to stay tuned closely to weather forecasts for their area. With this advance notice, everyone needs to have a plan, and know what you will do. Doing the right thing could save your life!”
The following are the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service Offices.
From NWS Jackson:
Bolivar, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Montgomery, Sharkey, Sunflower, Webster counties:
Winter storm with accumulating ice expected across the Arklamiss delta late Wed. into early Thurs. A strong cold front will push into the region Wed. afternoon bringing a sharp drop in temperatures through the evening and overnight hours. As this occurs rain will likely transition to freezing rain and sleet across much of the delta and northern portions of central Mississippi. Significant ice accumulations will be possible Wed. night into Thurs. morning.
From NWS Memphis:
Alcorn, Benton, Carroll, Coahoma, DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tata, Tippah, and Tunica counties:
Winter storm watch is in effect from Wed. afternoon through Wed. night. Significant accumulations of snow, sleet and ice are likely.
- Timing: noon Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thurs.
- Impacts: travel will likely become hazardous.
For detailed preparedness information, contact your county emergency management agency, or go to MEMA’s website at www.msema.org. The best way to get up-to-date information is to “Like” MEMA on Facebook, or “Follow” us on twitter.