Winter storm warning in effect until noon

Residents and motorists are advised to be aware of weather and driving conditions this morning, as a winter storm warning is in effect through noon, with a chance of mixed precipitation.

A winter storm advisory warning means that a significant winter storm or hazardous winter weather is occurring, imminent, or likely, and is a threat to life and property.

“We are facing the possibility that we’ll see some mixed precipitation, a mix of rain, snow and sleet,” said Biloxi Emergency Management head Linda Atterberry. “If you don’t have to be out driving around, you should not. Keep your eyes on the weather. And if you are driving, slow down, drive with your headlights on, and be aware that slippery conditions could exist, particularly over bridges.”

Temperatures in Biloxi at 8 a.m. were 39 degrees, with westerly winds at 14 mph, gusting to 21 mph, and creating a wind chill of 31 degrees.

“We do have some areas of standing water on the roadways that could create some difficulty,” Atterberry said. “It’s shallow enough that it could freeze, so people should be aware of that.”

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To read the National Weather Service forecast for Biloxi, and to read details on the Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Warning,
click here.