• Winter Storm Warning in the Mid-South

    Updated:

    Winter storm warning now in effect until 6 a.m. Monday.  Wind chill advisory remains in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday

    MORE: Winter Weather Resource Guide

    Watch FOX13 News at 5 p.m. online and on your smartphone during the race.

    Wind Chill Advisory
    Issued: Mar 2, 2014, 12:50 PM CST
    SIGNIFICANT ICE AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS APPEAR LIKELY OVER
    PORTIONS OF THE MIDSOUTH LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT
    ABUNDANT MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL INTERACT WITH
    BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR MOVING INTO THE MIDSOUTH TODAY AND
    TONIGHT.

    SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TO THE
    INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR BY LATE AFTERNOON...AND A CLARKSDALE
    MISSISSIPPI TO SAVANNAH TENNESSEE LINE BY 9 PM. DURING THE
    OVERNIGHT...THE FREEZING LINE SHOULD EXTEND ALONG THE NATCHEZ
    TRACE PARKWAY AT 1 AM MONDAY. THE FREEZING LINE WILL DROP THROUGH
    THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI BY 5 AM MONDAY.

    CONTINUOUS LIGHT TO MODERATE FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR TODAY
    BEHIND THE FRONT...ALONG WITH PERIODS OF SLEET WHERE THUNDER
    OCCURS. FURTHER NORTH...FREEZING RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND
    TRANSITION TO SLEET OVER NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI
    BOOTHEEL AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE.

    THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT WILL SEE SLEET MIXING WITH
    FREEZING RAIN OVER NORTH MISSISSIPPI...WEST TENNESSEE AND EAST
    CENTRAL ARKANSAS. OVER NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
    AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE...SLEET WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE OVER TO
    SNOW.

    637 CST UPDATE...SEPARATED THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR GROUPING
    INTO SEPARATE EAST/WEST GROUPS TO HIGHLIGHT INCREASED SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS IN THE EAST...NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY LATE
    TONIGHT.

    WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY
    WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CST
    MONDAY
    * SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS INCH
    OF ICE...UP TO ONE HALF INCH OF SLEET...AND UP TO TWO INCHES
    OF SNOW ACCUMULATION.

    * WIND CHILL READINGS...ZERO TO MINUS 5 DEGREES.

    * TIMING...9 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH 6 AM CST MONDAY.

    * IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
    CONDITIONS. DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES WILL BE LIKELY
    ALONG WITH POWER OUTAGES.


    A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND
    ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

    THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

    A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
    WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
    FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

    IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
    GLOVES.

    -----
    Winter Storm Warning
    Issued: Mar 2, 2014, 12:50 PM CST
    SIGNIFICANT ICE AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS APPEAR LIKELY OVER
    PORTIONS OF THE MIDSOUTH LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT
    ABUNDANT MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL INTERACT WITH
    BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR MOVING INTO THE MIDSOUTH TODAY AND
    TONIGHT.

    SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TO THE
    INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR BY LATE AFTERNOON...AND A CLARKSDALE
    MISSISSIPPI TO SAVANNAH TENNESSEE LINE BY 9 PM. DURING THE
    OVERNIGHT...THE FREEZING LINE SHOULD EXTEND ALONG THE NATCHEZ
    TRACE PARKWAY AT 1 AM MONDAY. THE FREEZING LINE WILL DROP THROUGH
    THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI BY 5 AM MONDAY.

    CONTINUOUS LIGHT TO MODERATE FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR TODAY
    BEHIND THE FRONT...ALONG WITH PERIODS OF SLEET WHERE THUNDER
    OCCURS. FURTHER NORTH...FREEZING RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND
    TRANSITION TO SLEET OVER NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI
    BOOTHEEL AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE.

    THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT WILL SEE SLEET MIXING WITH
    FREEZING RAIN OVER NORTH MISSISSIPPI...WEST TENNESSEE AND EAST
    CENTRAL ARKANSAS. OVER NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL
    AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE...SLEET WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE OVER TO
    SNOW.

    637 CST UPDATE...SEPARATED THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR GROUPING
    INTO SEPARATE EAST/WEST GROUPS TO HIGHLIGHT INCREASED SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS IN THE EAST...NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY LATE
    TONIGHT.

    WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST MONDAY
    WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CST
    MONDAY
    * SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS INCH
    OF ICE...UP TO ONE HALF INCH OF SLEET...AND UP TO TWO INCHES
    OF SNOW ACCUMULATION.

    * WIND CHILL READINGS...ZERO TO MINUS 5 DEGREES.

    * TIMING...9 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH 6 AM CST MONDAY.

    * IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
    CONDITIONS. DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES WILL BE LIKELY
    ALONG WITH POWER OUTAGES.


    A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND
    ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

    THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

    A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
    WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
    FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

    IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
    GLOVES.

     

    Next Up: