Whether we wind up with a dusting or enough to build a somewhat respectable snowman remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: winter weather is headed to our region Monday night into Tuesday morning.
No announcements of closings have been made yet, but we have reached out to area schools for information on whether pre-emptive closing announcements will be made. We will update this story with that information as soon as it becomes available.
As for the weather, this is what the National Weather Service posted on Sunday, Jan. 27:
Action Recommended: Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions
Issued by: Memphis – TN, US, National Weather Service,
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY… * WHAT…SNOW EXPECTED. PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE ON TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE INCH, WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO TWO INCHES, ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI AND WEST TENNESSEE. * WHEN…FROM MIDNIGHT TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. ADDITIONALLY, FLASH FREEZING OF RAIN FROM MONDAY NIGHT MAY OCCUR DUE TO THE RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.
…WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-SOUTH… .AN APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING AREAS OF SNOW MONDAY NIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY. THE GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE OVER NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI, AND SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER.