Rain moving across portions of Mississippi Monday afternoon
- Nearly 70% of the country blanketed in snow; largest snow cover of the winter season
- Earthquake Awareness Week (February 1-5) in Mississippi
- Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisories continue into Saturday morning
- Winter Storm Warning expanded across Northern Mississippi; damaging ice accumulations likely
- Winter Storm Warning for portions of North Mississippi on Friday; freezing rain and sleet likely
- Mississippi cities add more tornado sirens for the upcoming severe weather season
- Winter Storm Watch for portions of Northern Mississippi; snow, sleet and freezing possible
- El Nino contributes to over 35 reports of tornadoes over a 5 day period across the Southern U.S.
- Much colder weather to filter into the state over the next week; January temperature trends
- 2nd Mississippi tornado of 2010 confirmed; 6 year streak of January tornadoes
- Flooding rains and hail pounded portions of the state; first Mississippi tornado of 2010 confirmed
- First Tornado Watch of 2010; strong to severe storms with heavy rain likely through early Thursday
- Flooding and severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening
- Nearly 200 people rescued with the help of NOAA weather satellites in 2009
- Warm weather expected through the week; above average temperatures with storms possible
- Above average Mississippi tornadoes in 2009; top ten most active states in the country
- 2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita loans to be forgiven
- State of Emergency expanded to cover 10 Mississippi counties; lingering arctic cold effects
- Consecutive below freezing temps; 2nd all-time on record in Jackson
- More typical El Nino pattern returns; warmer and wetter conditions ahead
- Mississippi capital city remains under a State of Emergency; arctic cold burst over 140 waterlines
- Mississippians among the survivers and missing of the Haiti Earthquake Disaster
- Haiti Earthquake Disaster; how much more can this island nation take?
- Arctic cold temps freeze and or burst over 105 Jackson waterlines; State of Emergency declared
- First 10 days of 2010 were the coldest first 10 days of any year on record in Jackson
- Longest period at or below 45 degrees in over 30 years in Jackson
- Deadly Cold Wave across the United States; at least 22 dead from exposure in 11 states
- Arctic cold becomes deadly in Mississippi; at least 2 confirmed dead from exposure
- Ice build-up on roadway leads to a deadly school bus vs car collision in Northern Mississippi
- Arctic cold air invasion with snow and or ice spans worldwide
- Frigid weekend; temperatures near or below freezing through early Sunday
- Minor to moderate accumulations of snow, sleet and ice over Northern Mississippi
- Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisories; dangerous travel on Thursday
- Frigid morning statewide; even colder temperatures expected in the coming days
- Very cold weather with flurries and or light snow; Hard Freeze Warnings
What has been a farily active winter season overall in the state of Mississippi will continue through this week.
A shortwave or disturbance was helping to produce a large area of light to moderate rain, which was affecting portions Western and portions of Northern Mississippi Monday afternoon.
There have been reports of sleet mixing in with the rainfall as the atmosphere moistens but no accumulations are expected with temperatures remaining well above freezing across the state.
Temperatures Monday afternoon ranged from the low 40s to low 50s across the state.
This system will continue to spread light to moderate rains with a period of sleet possible across the state through Monday evening. Rain amounts will average between a tenth to one quarter inch across the state.
Again, no accumulations of sleet are expected.
This minor rain event will move east of the state just after midnight with a return to sunshine and much drier weather conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
But this will be short-lived with a more significant storm system expected to affect the state by late Wednesday night through Friday.
No severe weather is expected at this time but several periods of rain are possible as a surface low forms in the Western Gulf of Mexico and moves to the northeast across Southeastern Louisiana.
This particular storm system is a few days away and more details will be posted as this time frame nears.
High temperatures will top out in the 40s and 50s through Friday.
Low temperatures will be at there coldest early in the week with 20s north to upper 30s to around 40 south through Wednesday.
The overall weather pattern favors a precipitation event every 3 -4 days over the next week or so as the southern jet stream continues to pump out one storm after another and some of the precipitation with these storm systems could be in the form of wintry weather.
(Jackson NWS Thursday- Friday rain event)