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WEATHER ALERT: What to know about today's winter weather


Heavy snow across north Mississippi made roadways slick and dangerous. In central Mississippi, temperatures remain too warm to cause much of an impact on roads. 

Snow was falling across Yazoo and Humphreys Counties in central Mississippi, but not sticking to roadways. Ice patches and snow on roadways can be found generally north of the U.S. Highway 82 corridor that stretches from Greenville to Winona. Many schools are closed Friday in north Mississippi. All schools in the Jackson metro are open Friday.

Here's what to expect through the day.:

Afternoon: Flurries are possible throughout the rest of the afternoon. A dusting has already occured in areas north of I-20. Significant accumulation is not expected. Temperatures only fall today, meaning we spend the majority of the afternoon in the low and mid 30s. On top of that, winds will be gusty out of the west/northwest up to 25 mph, meaning it will feel like 20s. Warren County and the Delta will have even higher gusts up to 40 mph.

Tonight: A Winter Weather Advisory continues until 6 p.m. within this area, some slick spots are possible mainly on bridges and overpasses.Winds ease off a bit and skies are mostly cloudy. The temperature comes down to the mid 20s. 

Weekend: Saturday will be a cold and gray day with highs in the low 40s. Expect a frigid Sunday morning in the mid 20s. Skies clear out on Sunday and the temperature comes up to the mid 50s.

As severe weather moves through the state, stay up to date on changing highway conditions with MDOT

You can always download the WLBT First Alert Weather app for Apple or Android device. 

Download our First Alert Weather App in your app store: 
To get the app for your iPhone or iPad, follow this link,  
To get the app in the Android Market click here.

The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos. 

The alerts are sent based on the device's location, using GPS. This means you don't have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe.

If you don't know how to get our weather alerts, click here

You can track the storm yourself by clicking on our First Alert Interactive Radar .

For up to the minute weather coverage and tips to stay safe, go to our First Alert Weather Facebook page and follow our meteorologists on Twitter so you can join in on the conversation.

WLBT First Alert Weather Team:

Dave Roberts - @DaveRobertsTV

Heather Sophia - @HeatherSophiaTV

Julia Weiden - @JuliaWeiden

Michael Haynes - @MichaelHaynes 

Barbie Bassett - @BarbieBassettTV 

Walt Grayson

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