Winter storm warning issued for Mid-South

Winter storm warning issued for Mid-South
(Source: Chris Oates / My5)
(Source: Chris Oates / My5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Mid-South's first major winter weather event in 2015 is expected to last through Monday afternoon.

National Weather Service upgraded the winter weather watch to a winter storm warning early Sunday morning. The winter storm warning went into effect for the entire WMC Action News 5 coverage area at 6 p.m. Sunday and last until 6 p.m. Monday. 

Most of the day is expected to be dry, but cold and windy. High temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s, with wind chills in the teens to lower-20s.

Sunday night a mix of sleet and snow will fall over much of the Mid-South. Snow is expected along and north of I-40 and sleet is expected south of that line. Snowfall amounts could reach two to three inches with heavier amounts along the Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee/Kentucky borders. Sleet accumulation will average a quarter to half an inch from Memphis and south into Northern Mississippi.

The WMC Action News 5 weather team is tracking the wintry weather all day long. Click here to see the WMC Action News 5 weather page.

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