Special Weather Statement from MWN

…ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE MID-SOUTH ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT…

A LARGE UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS TONIGHT AND REACH THE MID-SOUTH BY SATURDAY EVENING. AHEAD OF THE UPPER LOW…WIDESPREAD RAIN IS EXPECTED TO FALL ACROSS THE AREA. AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES INTO THE MID-SOUTH…MUCH COLDER AIR NEAR THE LOW WILL CHANGE THE RAIN TO SNOW. THE CHANGEOVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW WILL OCCUR IN THE MEMPHIS METROPOLITAN AREA AROUND MID-AFTERNOON, EARLIER TO THE NORTH AND A LITTLE LATER TO THE SOUTH.

AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY EVENING, SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY ON GRASSY SURFACES. THE AMOUNT OF SNOW THAT FALLS WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE TRACK OF THE UPPER LOW SO THERE REMAINS QUITE A BIT OF UNCERTAINTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MAY BE ISSUED BY SATURDAY MORNING. ROAD CONDITIONS COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR A PERIOD DEPENDING ON HOW HEAVY THE SNOW FALLS.

PERSONS IN THE MID-SOUTH SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY AND BE PREPARED FOR POTENTIAL WINTER WEATHER. FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND MEMPHISWEATHER.NET AS WARRANTED.

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NWS/MWN

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