The National Weather Service says snow is expected to spread from Mississippi across northern Alabama and Georgia and then up to the Washington, D.C. area. The winter blitz follows days of heavy rain across much of the Southeast.
Snow began falling in central Mississippi early today. Meteorologist Alan Campbell in Jackson says the heaviest snow activity in Mississippi has been along the Interstate 55 corridor.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant allowed state offices to remain closed until 10 a.m. Many schools systems in central Mississippi delayed opening until later in the morning.
The last time central Mississippi got at least 2 inches of snow was in February of 2010.
Winter storm warnings are in effect for parts of Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.
About 1 to 3 inches of snow was expected in the Washington area and parts of central Maryland.