• Wintry mix: When and where you can expect possible winter weather across the Mid-South

    By: Elisabeth D'Amore , Joey Sulipeck , Brittani Dubose , Patrick Pete

    Updated:

    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.

    >>PHOTOS: When and where you can expect possible wintry mix across the Mid-South

    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.

    >>WINTER WEATHER TIP SHEET

    QUICK FORECAST:

    • 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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