Storm system could bring snow

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A storm system moving through is forecast to dump about a half of inch of snow on the Oxford area Friday.

According to Andy Chiuppi, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, the accumulation amount is subject to change as the experts study the system headed in, but we will definitely see some of the white stuff.

“It looks like for Friday we are expecting some snow,” he said. “Right now it’s kind of hard to figure out where the heaviest will set up. But there will be rain and a chance of thunder tomorrow. It is switching over to snow Friday between 6 a.m. and noon over the area.”

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Chiuppi said there may be some bands with the system that bring heavy snowfall and they will know more tomorrow.

Zach Maye, meteorologist with NWS, said it’s a good idea for residents to look at winter supplies.

“This will be perhaps the first time we see some winter weather since last February or March,” he said.

David Shaw with the Lafayette County Emergency Management Agency said he is keeping an eye on the system.

“In the next couple days as we get more detailed information and we know more about what to expect” we will get prepared, he said.

He said the road department usually keeps substances on hand to melt ice on the roads and officials will get prepared before Friday.