January 16, 2022

SUNDAY A.M.: Snow blankets parts of the state

Therese Apel

(📸: Paul Holley, Rankin Co. Sheriff’s Office)

According to the National Weather Service, Sunday morning’s snow may last through midday in parts of Central Mississippi.

NWS Meteorologist Joanne Culin said overnight the heaviest areas of snow in the central portion of the state were in parts of northern Rankin County, eastern Madison County, and into Attala and Leake counties.

Parts of the area near Goshen Springs are reporting 5-7 inches of snow, and Culin said about 10 miles east of Canton there are reports of 8 inches.

As you move south into Scott County, there are reports of roughly 4 inches of snow. There are still areas within the central part of the state, however, that are reporting no accumulation.

This activity should drift eastward around noon or so, but snow will continue to accumulate in the eastern part of the area, Culin said. The delta could also see a little more light accumulation on the backside of the system, possibly an inch or so.

According to the NWS, farther north in the Starkville and Columbus area, there’s mostly rain.

It looks like the wintry mix should begin to move out towards the middle of the day.

Today look for a high around 40 in some areas, while the areas that have an accumulation of snow should stay in the mid to upper 30s.

Tonight we will see a low in the upper 20s or lower 30s.

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