SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - After a dangerously cold Tuesday morning with temps in the 20s and 10s and the wind chill as cold as 5 degrees in some parts of South Mississippi, it should be a dry and sunnier day.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, there are some cloud formations in some parts of South Mississippi that are causing light snow flurries. We’ve received reports of snow falling in Benndale, Wiggins, Poplarville, and Lucedale, so far. However, the snow isn’t expected to stick or accumulate, and once those clouds clear up, there won’t be any more snowfall.
After a bitterly cold morning, Tuesday’s high temperatures will range from the upper 30s to the lower 40s, which should allow any icy roads to thaw. Tuesday night will be cold with lows ranging from the mid 20s to the lower 30s and wind chill possibly in the 10s.
We’ll see less chilly weather and better rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday. Then, drier and cooler into the weekend.
With freezing temperatures through Tuesday morning, some roads that are not dry may become icy. With a hard freeze into Tuesday morning, you will need to make sure you protect pipes, people, pets, and plants.The wind chill overnight dropped as cold as 5 degrees in some areas, which is dangerous and could cause frostbite or hypothermia to anyone not protected from the cold. The last time it was this cold was January 17, 2018, which is four years ago, or over 1000 days ago.