The first snow covering of the new year arrived in pair of heavy flurries on Monday.
The first dusting blew through the Crossroads area in the early morning hours while a second snow shower blanketed Corinth around lunch time. Each storm brought around a quarter to a half inch with total accumulations around an inch in some areas of the county. The conditions made travel questionable mostly on bridges and overpasses.
Alcorn County schools called it an official “snow day” with no virtual learning options available to provide students and faculty a true day off to enjoy the white stuff.
While much of the snow melted throughout the afternoon hours, signs remained overnight on roof tops, bushes and cars. With low temperatures in the 20s, slick roadways continued to be a problem.
Oxford, Starkville, Clarksdale, Vicksburg and Jackson all saw snow between 2 to 4 inches. While communities further south in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama missed the snow, but got rain or sleet.
According to the National Weather, as many as 6 inches of snow fell across parts of southern Texas on Sunday causing power outages in some locations. While as much as 2.5 inches of snow fell northwest of Birmingham, forecasters said, and bridges were icy in spots. Snowfall totals of about 4 inches occurred in areas between Center, Texas, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.
More than 110,000 customers in Texas and over 50,000 customers in Louisiana were without power early Monday morning, according to poweroutage.us, a utility tracking website.
The remaining week’s forecast will get a little warmer for Corinth.
Daytime highs will hover around 50 and overnight lows will remain in the 20s and 30s through the weekend. Sun and mostly clear skies will return, according to the National Weather Service.