Mississippi Skies: Get ready for even colder air – Magnolia State Live

Mississippi Skies: Get ready for even colder air – Magnolia State Live

As temperatures plummet across the Magnolia State, Mississippians should brace themselves for even more frigid temperatures in the days ahead. According to meteorologists, a wave of intense Arctic air is expected to sweep across the region, bringing with it some of the coldest weather of the season.

The prolonged cold spell is being caused by a strong upper-level trough that is currently situated over the central United States, which is driving the cold air southward from Canada. This trough is expected to remain in place for the next several days, meaning that Mississippi residents should prepare for the plummeting temperatures.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a high of only 37 degrees Fahrenheit for the Jackson area on Wednesday, with temperatures dropping into the low 20s by Thursday morning. This is a significant drop from the previous week’s highs, which were in the mid-50s.

The NWS has also issued a wind chill advisory for the entire state, warning of hazardous conditions due to the combination of cold temperatures and strong winds. According to the advisory, wind chill temperatures could be as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit at times.

Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from the cold, including wearing multiple layers of clothing, limiting time spent outdoors, and avoiding overexertion. The NWS also recommends that people keep their pets indoors and check on elderly family members and neighbors to ensure they are safe and comfortable.

With the frigid temperatures expected to persist for the next several days, Mississippians should take the necessary steps to stay safe and warm.