SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The following school districts have announced they will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of the anticipated freezing weather conditions:
Pearl River County
The Gulfport School District will be closed Tuesday. The Ocean Springs School District and Hancock County's Catholic schools will be closed Tuesday. Our Lady of Fatima Elementary and Nativity BVM Elementary are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Eastlawn Child Development Center in Pascagoula will be closed Tuesday.
William Carey University will cancel day and evening classes on Tuesday at both the Hattiesburg and the Tradition campuses. A decision on Wednesday classes will be made later.
All the Head Start locations in Harrison County will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pass Christian schools will also be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
School leaders all across South Mississippi are meeting today to decide what they will do when the next round of freezing weather descends upon South Mississippi. We anticipate hearing from other school districts throughout the day, and we will update this list as they come in.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all six of Mississippi's coastal counties, along with many interior counties. This watch will go into effect Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. and will continue through Wednesday morning at 6 a.m.
WLOX and NWS meteorologists are predicting significant amounts of wintry precipitation beginning as early as Monday night and winding down Wednesday morning. The area includes all of South Mississippi along a line from Meadville to Waynesboro and south.
This winter precipitation could bring some of the same conditions we saw Friday night, if not more.
As with all winter storms there is the possibility for road and bridge closures. If you must travel in these conditions, we ask that you drive safely and slowly and remain aware of your surroundings.