Sleet reported in South Mississippi - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Sleet reported in South Mississippi

Sleet reported across parts of the WLOX area on Thursday evening Sleet reported across parts of the WLOX area on Thursday evening
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Ice pellets were reported as falling from the sky Thursday evening across parts of South Mississippi.

The first reports of sleet came in around 8:30 PM in the Gulfport area. After that, reports of light sleet became more and more numerous from residents in Hancock and Harrison counties.

WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams witnessed the light sleet as it passed over the WLOX studios in Biloxi.

"This sleet did not accumulate and should not pose a threat to travel," Williams said. "The ice pellets melted as soon as they touched any surface because our temperatures are above-freezing. And the passing shower was brief."

"On our Facebook Live video, some viewers expressed concern over the melted sleet re-freezing on roadways early Friday morning," continued Williams. "But, any melted sleet should have dried up long before that."

"Even though the sleet was brief, our viewers sure expressed a lot of excitement as it fell," said Williams. "There's nothing wrong with getting excited about frozen precipitation during the holiday season. In this part of the country, where snow is pretty rare, we'll take what we can get and will enjoy it while it lasts."

A light freeze is in the forecast for parts of the WLOX area on Friday morning and for all of the WLOX area on Saturday morning.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • WLOX First Alert Weather BlogsMore>>

  • Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight, could have clouds

    Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight, could have clouds

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-10-20 13:19:21 GMT
    Meteor ShowerMeteor Shower

    The month of October brings the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower. And, unfortunately, South Mississippi's forecast is calling for a chance for a few clouds to possibly block part of the show.

    More >>

    The month of October brings the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower. And, unfortunately, South Mississippi's forecast is calling for a chance for a few clouds to possibly block part of the show.

    More >>
  • Stormy Sunday with a cold front

    Stormy Sunday with a cold front

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-10-20 13:18:26 GMT
    Weekend storms, especially Sunday and Monday, expected across the Gulf Coast region thanks to a cold front..Weekend storms, especially Sunday and Monday, expected across the Gulf Coast region thanks to a cold front..

    South Mississippi's stormiest weather should arrive around Sunday evening into early Monday with a squall line and possibly strong thunderstorms.

    More >>

    South Mississippi's stormiest weather should arrive around Sunday evening into early Monday with a squall line and possibly strong thunderstorms.

    More >>
  • Hurricane Nate County-by-County Final Summary

    Hurricane Nate County-by-County Final Summary

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:05:28 GMT
    Hurricane Nate made landfall near Biloxi, MS early Sunday October 8 2017.Hurricane Nate made landfall near Biloxi, MS early Sunday October 8 2017.

    Overall, the storm brought several minor to moderate impacts to South Mississippi including moderate storm surge, tropical-storm force winds, and very heavy rainfall.

    More >>

    Overall, the storm brought several minor to moderate impacts to South Mississippi including moderate storm surge, tropical-storm force winds, and very heavy rainfall.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly