First bit of freezing rain falls on metro Memphis

As depicted in the image from MWN StormView Radar in winter mode on the metro view at 8:09pm, freezing rain was falling in Shelby County thanks to a passing shower. It passed right over the WXLIVE! sensors in Bartlett, where it immediately froze due to a surface temperature of 29F. StormView nailed the precip type and appears to be doing a great job of picking up the areas of freezing rain and sleet. To the northwest of the city where cold air is a bit deeper, it is showing sleet. Jonesboro has just over 1/2″ of sleet on the ground. If you experience winter weather, feel free to drop a comment on this post! I’d love to hear from you.

I’ve also added some links to the top right of this blog for area road conditions, school closings, and the latest storm reports from the National Weather Service. The scenario appears to be unfolding as forecast so far. Please exercise caution if you must be on the roads from now until noon tomorrow.

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