Winter weather advisory continues for Mid-South

Winter weather advisory continues for Mid-South

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Another round of winter weather will move into Shelby County Sunday night.

WMC Action News 5 Meteorologist Spencer Denton says the National Weather Service has no plans to upgrade the advisory to a Winter Weather Warning.

Still, a spokesperson for the Shelby County government says driving will be hazardous Sunday night and Monday morning.

"A combination of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will begin about 7:00 this evening. Citizens need to be on the alert," said Dale Lane, Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, in a written statement. "Ice will likely be on the roads, especially bridges and overpasses."

Spencer Denton says the weather will mostly follow the I-40 to the south from Forrest City, Arkansas to Memphis to Somerville into North Mississippi. The advisory will last from 9 p.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday, but Spencer says that he expects the event to end long before 6 p.m.

Shelby County Public Works trucks started putting brine on roads in unincorporated parts of the county Sunday morning. They say salt and sand trucks will be ready to go when the winter weather moves into the area.

Spencer Denton says that it's not likely this storm will bring much snow to any counties, but up to two inches of accumulation is possible in several counties including Lee, Phillips and St. Francis in Arkansas and DeSoto and Tunica in Mississippi.

Keep in mind, even a half inch of snow can cause travel issues.

With temperatures in the teens tonight and only rising to the mid-20s tomorrow, roads could be icy. Take it slow and be careful on roadways.

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness also says that they are still monitoring high water in the Loosahatchie River in Arlington and Lakeland.

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