Mid-South prepares for winter weather, despite warmer temps

Residents brace for possible winter weather

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Mid-South is bracing for the possibility of wintry weather Sunday night.

What started as a perfect day for tossing a football, walking your dog or even playing a game of soccer on Saturday, quickly turned into a night with more cooler temperatures and people bracing for the chance of snow and sleet Sunday night.

"I'm just trying to stock up on everything if I need too ," said Rhianoon Harrison.

The Memphis Office of Emergency Management says it is working with several city, county and state crews across the Mid-South, making sure crews are ready if winter weather strikes.

"We are monitoring the weather with the National Weather Service and keeping in to contact with our partners," said Lieutenant Jim Logan with the Office of Emergency Management.

Crews have been pre-treating roads since Friday morning making sure everyone is safe. If we do see wintry weather, they're urging drivers to slow down and be careful.

"Always always be safe, and take your time during those conditions," said Lt. Logan.

There are also emergency crews on standby all weekend and Monday morning to respond if necessary.

"I think the saving grace of it coming in Sunday night and Monday would be that it's Presidents Day and there's not going to be as many people on the road as their would be Monday morning," said Lt. Logan.

Now, we'll all just have to wait and see what happens.

"I don't mind the snow. As long as there is no ice, I'm good to go," said Evan Dijirilo.

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