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Road conditions remain dangerous as winter weather persists

A winter weather advisory is in effect today until 6 a.m. Thursday, from the National Weather Service.

NWS predicts a 90% chance of precipitation with total ice accumulations of around one 10th to two 10ths of an inch on top of existing wintry accumulations.

Emergency Management Director Clifford Galey, MDOT officials and the Mississippi Highway Patrol advise against travel, especially on Interstate 55 in Lincoln County, unless it is a “dire emergency,” said MHP Cpl. Craig James.

 

Detailed forecast
Wednesday
A slight chance of freezing rain and sleet between 9 a.m. and noon, then rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Wednesday night
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 11 p.m., then rain and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Low around 33. North-northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Thursday
A chance of rain and thunderstorms before noon, then a slight chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 41. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between one 10th and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 43. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 22. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.