MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The National Weather Service in Memphis issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for counties mainly along and north of Interstate 40 that will go into effect at 6 p.m. Saturday and run through 9 a.m. Sunday.
A low pressure system will ride along the Gulf Coast through the day Saturday and into Sunday bringing abundant moisture into the Mid-South which will intersect with cold air streaming in from the north at the surface.
This combination of moisture and cold air has the potential to produce snow, sleet, and freezing rain to parts of the Mid-South Saturday during the early morning hours and continuing into the afternoon and evening.
While much of the Mid-South will only experience a cold rain on Saturday, and Saturday night, areas in the northern portion of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area could be dealing with period of a wintry mix.
Snowfall accumulation is expected to be less than an inch the counties under the advisory and ice accumulation a tenth of an inch or less, but even minimal amounts could make driving hazardous in the affected areas.
Precipitation is expected to remain through Saturday night and into early Sunday which could lead to the advisory being extend.
Stay weather aware through the day Saturday and into early Sunday morning especially if you have travel plans in the advised areas.
Make sure you have the First Alert Weather app as well. This will give you access to interactive radar, hour by hour forecasts, alerts, and video updates from the First Alert Weather Team.
Of course, you can always count on accurate and up to date information in the air and on our website.
Ron Childers Chief Meteorologist
WMC Action News 5