The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Monday, for Tallahatchie, Yalobusha, Calhoun and Chickasaw counties in North Mississippi.
Accumulating snow of up to 1.5 inches is possible.
Travel could become very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Roadways could become slick, especially on bridges and overpasses. Motorists are urged to slow down and use caution.
In a statement, the NWS said snow is expected across much of the Mid-South, and should begin just after midnight in the Delta areas southwest of Memphis and spread north and east through the morning hours.
Most of the snow should end by midday, changing over to rain during the afternoon as temperatures warm into the upper 30s.
Expect up to about 1.5 inches of accumulation in north central Mississippi south of Batesville and Oxford, tapering off to around a half of an inch near the Tennessee state line. Farther north, total accumulation should be around one-quarter of an inch or less.
However, if afternoon temperatures remain just slightly cooler than expected and snow does not change over or mix with rain tomorrow afternoon, totals could trend toward 2 inches in portions of north central and northeast Mississippi.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the middle 20s Monday night. Any melted snow or rain on roadways will likely freeze. This could result in hazardous driving conditions Tuesday morning. Bridges and overpasses will likely become slick before surface roads.
The NWS in Jackson issued a separate Winter Wearher Advisory, in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday, for Adams, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Grenada, Hinds, Jefferson, Leake, Leflore, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba, Oktibbeha, Rankin, Scott, Sunflower, Webster and Winston counties, where total snow and sleet accumulations of up to 2 inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts possible.