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Winter storm brings possibility of snow Sunday night



(National Weather Service, Jackson MS)

A winter storm will move through the region from Sunday evening through Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi.

Emergency Management Director John Elfer spoke with the Vicksburg Daily News Sunday morning about the potential impact of the storm.

Warren County is forecast a 90% chance of precipitation Sunday night, with the possibility of rain before 9 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 9 p.m. and midnight. After midnight we can expect snow, possibly mixed with rain and sleet. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 32 degrees with wind from the north at around 10 miles per hour.

The last projection for Warren County was 1.9 inches of precipitation overnight, although Elfer says those numbers are subject to change.

“If we get more sleet than snow, then we probably won’t have as much accumulation,” Elfer explained.  “If we get more snow in those bands, like we’ve seen, we could see numbers above 1.9.”

“I do think at this point, based on what I am hearing from the National Weather Service, certainly on the north end of Warren County, those folks…need to be prepared for some travel issues [and] potentially some power outages,” Elfer said.

“You don’t need to panic…but certainly we do need to be prepared that we could have some issues in the morning.”

Travel will likely be impacted across much of the area during the Monday morning commute.  Schools have not announced closures as of yet, however icy roadways Monday morning could result in bussing issues.

The Vicksburg Daily News will continue to monitor the approaching storm and keep you updated with the latest.

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