Snow and sleet on the ground kept a distinct chill in the air on this Wednesday.
Morning lows were a mixture of teens and 20s. Natchez, Miss. plummeted all the way down to 16 degrees. Bentley, Ball/Tioga, and Jonesville reported 17. Oakdale was the "warm" spot with 23. The long-term daily average is 38 and the record is 12 set in 1905.
Despite thinning clouds, afternoon temperatures were sluggish to move up. The snow and sleet remaining on the ground reflected much of the sunlight that would have ordinarily been available to warm the air. Bellwood and Many soared to 41 degrees with sunshine for much of the day. Locations such as Natchez, Miss., where the sunshine was filtered at best, only reached freezing. The long-term average is 60 and the record is 84 in 1957.
Another frigid night is in the forecast with lows ranging from the middle teens to the lower 20s. Stay warm! Select the link below for a more detailed summary of today's temperatures.