Special Weather Statement: winter weather potential on Wednesday

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
720 AM CST TUE DEC 29 2009

…LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE MID-SOUTH…

LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS… THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL… AND FAR WEST TENNESSEE… MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40. THIS SNOW AND SLEET WILL SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF WEST TENNESSEE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. AREAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40… INCLUDING THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA… MAY EXPERIENCE A BRIEF PERIOD OF MIXED SNOW… SLEET… AND RAIN BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO ALL RAIN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

MINOR SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40… WITH UP TO ONE INCH ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE THROUGH NOON WEDNESDAY. NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE MEMPHIS AREA… THOUGH THERE MAY BE SOME SLICK SPOTS DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MAY BECOME NECESSARY LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING IF CONFIDENCE INCREASES WITH RESPECT TO SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AND STATEMENTS CONCERNING THIS WINTER WEATHER EVENT. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR MINOR SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WHICH MAY RESULT IN A PERIOD OF HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MID-SOUTH.

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JLH/MWN

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