Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday, December 15, 2010

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
CIRRUS WEATHER SOLUTIONS / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
1115 AM CST TUE DEC 14 2010
…FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET TO AFFECT THE MID-SOUTH ON WEDNESDAY…
.A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL TRACK ACROSS THE AREA AND GRADUALLY PUSH A WARM FRONT INTO THE MID-SOUTH BY LATE WEDNESDAY. MOISTURE AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL PRODUCE LIGHT AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION THAT WILL FALL THROUGH THE CURRENT SHALLOW ARCTIC AIRMASS OVER THE REGION. TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY WILL REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. THE LIFT FROM THE WARM FRONT AND THE SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES WITH PRODUCE A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY.
* SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS: LESS THAN A QUARTER OF AN INCH.
* TIMING: WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BY 6AM. IT IS EXPECTED THAT TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY LATE MORNING IN THE METRO AREA AND EARLY AFTERNOON IN AREAS NORTH OF THE SUBURBS… ENDING THE THREAT OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION. ANY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE THAT ACCUMULATE SHOULD MELT BY EARLY AFTERNOON AS TEMPERATURES WARM.
* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK QUICKLY WITH SECONDARY ROADS AND BRIDGES POSSIBLY BECOMING ICE-COVERED.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW… SLEET… OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
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