Winter weather statement: Multiple systems expected in the coming week

The National Weather Service in Memphis issued this statement earlier this morning:

A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES INTO THE AREA FROM THE WEST. LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATION OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY NIGHT AS ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES INTO THE AREA. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE…GENERALLY AN INCH OR LESS.

A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH NEXT WEEK FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY. SNOW… SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MAY OCCUR. IT IS TOO SOON TO DETERMINE IF ANY SNOW OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR. LATER FORECASTS SHOULD BE MONITORED.

Any snow today will be merely of the nuisance variety and should pose no issues on roadways.  There is no need to stock up on bread and milk!  The event Friday night will need to be monitored, but it appears that 1″ accumulation may be on the high side here in the metro. A dusting is more likely. Regardless, some slick spots could be possible Saturday morning if minor accumulation occurs. A more complete blog will address this system later today.

As for next week, the event is too far out to draw any reasonable conclusions or attempt to define precipitation type or amounts or impacts. However it does appear that some amount of cold air will be in place and the metro could once again go in any direction precip-wise.  As always, we will keep you informed as the event draws closer.

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