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Here we go again: Warren County under winter storm warning

Warren County is under a winter storm warning from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday as the area braces for another round of severe winter weather.

Presently, the forecast for Wednesday is a chance of light freezing rain, showers with a slight chance of snow showers and light sleet in the morning followed by showers, freezing rain and light sleet in the afternoon.

Highs Wednesdays are expected to be in the mid-30s with lows in the low 30s.

Thursday, the forecast is for showers, light freezing rain and snow showers with a slight chance of snow showers,
showers and light freezing rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-30s with lows up to 20 degrees.
 
The kind of precipitation the area gets, Weather Service meteorologist Logan Poole said, will depend on the temperature.
 
Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer said people need to pay attention to the warning.

“It’s too close to call because if the temperature is below freezing we’ll get ice,” Elfer said. “If the temperature is above freezing, we’ll have rain. We’ll know tomorrow. I believe what’s already on the ground will freeze tonight.”
 
Monday’s storm dumped up to 4 inches of frozen precipitation in the form of sleet and snow with some freezing rain. The nighttime temperature stayed in the upper teens and did not reach the temperatures predicted to go below 10 degrees

According to National Weather Service records, the overnight low of 18 degrees was a record for Monday, exceeding the previous record of 20 degrees set in 1960. Monday’s high 0f 24 degrees was a record for the coolest daytime high. The previous record was 36 degrees in 1968.
 
Residents woke up Tuesday morning to see snow falling, but a total on the snowfall was unavailable from the Weather Service.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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