Winter Weather Advisory in effect for parts of Mississippi


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Parts of Mississippi woke up Monday morning under a Winter Weather Advisory.

A viewer submitted photo of snow in Oxford, Mississippi.

Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette, Union, Pontotoc, Lee, Itawamba, Tallahatchie, Yalobusha, Calhoun, Chickasaw and Monroe counties are all under the advisory until 6 p.m. Monday.

While not a major snow event, WREG’s Todd Demers said there could be up to one inch of snow in some areas, especially further south as this large band of winter weather moves east from Jackson, Mississippi towards Birmingham, Alabama.

The event should be making its way out of the Mid-South by mid-day.

The National Weather Service in Houston said as many as 6 inches of snow fell across southern parts Texas on Sunday. Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow is forecast into Monday for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. A light dusting is expected for areas of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee.

The main concern is bridges and overpasses. WREG’s Wendy Nations made the drive to Oxford, Mississippi, Monday morning and reported the roadways were slick at times.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol in Batesville said numerous counties across the state are reporting ice on bridges and roadways.

“Please use extreme caution if you must travel this morning. Be safe Mississippi….It might be a little slippery,” they tweeted.

Several schools have already been closed for Monday and others have been delayed. To see the full list, click here.

The Mississippi Delta has seen about three inches of snow in areas of Yazoo County, WJTV reported. The roads are also wet, and there are reports of ice in some areas. If you have to drive, you are asked to use caution.

On Sunday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation began preparing for some slick roadways, pre-treating portions of I-55 and Highway 82. That’s to help prevent ice from forming on them to keep drivers safer.

The department said they have salt and sand ready in case there are more problem areas.

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