A cold rain is still expected for Saturday – our far north counties will continue to have a strong potential for rain to transition to a freezing mix: sleet/freezing rain/snow.
For that reason, a Winter Weather Advisory is active for much of Saturday.
New data just in is pointing towards a growing threat of sleet/freezing rain from midnight Saturday into roughly 6 a.m. Sunday.
WHAT THAT MEANS:
If you live north and northwest of Memphis (in eastern Arkansas and West Tennessee), be very careful and very aware late Saturday into early Sunday.
Roadways will be a concern; if accumulation occurs, downed trees and power lines must also be monitored.
Temperatures – just a few degrees – will be critical for this event.
The FOX13 viewing area has a complicated temperature profile.
Temps are expected to trend “below” freezing more often north/northwest of Memphis: “close” to freezing in Memphis; “generally above” freezing south/southwest of Memphis.
Stay tuned to all new developments this weekend from Severe Weather Center 13.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for parts of the Mid-South until 9AM Sunday.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Dyer, Poinsett, and Mississippi Counties until 9AM. – An additional inch of accumulation is expected in these three counties, which means you can expect difficult travel conditions in these three counties.
Temperatures have fallen below zero across portions of the Mid-South, and we are already seeing a little accumulation in the extreme northern half of the viewing area.
Cold air will continue to sink further south through the night, bringing a wintry mix to areas along the I-40 corridor. Accumulation will decrease the further south you are located, so little accumulation is expected in Memphis.
By late morning tomorrow, we will see drier, colder air filter into the Mid-South—High: 39°
Sunny and cold to start off the work week, with temperatures returning to near seasonal norms midweek.
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