Get ready for the first snowfall of the winter season, DeSoto County, and it should be significant.
The National Weather Service Saturday afternoon issued a Winter Storm Warning to begin at 12 noon Sunday and continue until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.
DeSoto County and the surrounding area is expected to receive between 2-6 inches of snow, although those predictions are of mid-afternoon Saturday and the amounts may change as the storm system approaches.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which means schools and most governmental offices are closed for the federal holiday. Any potential closures for Tuesday will be announced depending on the severity of the weather.
As the snow falls, so will the temperatures. As of Saturday afternoon, Sunday’s high is expected to be in the low 30s, but drop into the low 20s for Monday and may not exceed 20 degrees on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday next week will see “warmer” temperatures of near 30 on Wednesday and near 40 on Thursday next week.
Mississippi Department of Transportation crews were out brining and salting down roads Saturday in advance of the expected snowfall.
DeSoto County road crews are also ready, as noted in this Facebook post from DeSoto County Government.
This post will be updated as needed and also monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for information on the expected storm system,