Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snow chances looking better...

(Wednesday - 9:05am) Tuesday morning, there were some early indications that we may see snow here in the Pine Belt Friday night into Saturday, but the majority of models were predicting that there would not be enough moisture to allow it to happen. However, looking at the models Wednesday morning there seems to be a growing shift that snow may fall in the Greater Hattiesburg- Laurel area as we roll into the weekend.

Arctic air is moving in right now and will be here to stay through the weekend. But due to possible cloud cover Friday night, there still is some question on whether or not we will make it down to freezing. The other question mark is the depth and placement of a surface low that will likely develop in the west Gulf and track just south of Mississippi. Wednesday morning there was a majority consensus of models that there will be enough moisture to tap from that surface low to give us some type of frozen precipitation. However, we are still 60+ hours out from this taking place, so there is still a lot of uncertainty.

If all the ingredients come together for wintry weather, we stand the potential to see anywhere from a 1/4 inch to an inch of snow.

Stay tuned to WDAM and for the latest.

-Nick Ortego

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