MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Preparations are underway across the city of Memphis as the Mid-South braces for a cold front which is set to bring even more snow to the area.
Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning from 9 p.m. Monday to noon Tuesday. This includes Shelby, Lee, Phillips, Desoto, Marshall, Tunica, Tate, Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties.
An estimated two to four inches of snow are expected south of Interstate 40 during that time period. North of I-40, 1-2 inches are expected.
The snow is expected to hit the Memphis area around 8-8:30 p.m.
Drivers should anticipate difficult driving conditions.
The rest of the WREG viewing area is under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Forecasters are calling for up to two inches of snow in these areas, creating slippery road conditions.
A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect from midnight to noon Tuesday, meaning there is a risk for frost bite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
When asked about the preparations, the city said crews have been out pre-treating the roadways with salt brine since 7 a.m. Monday morning. They will continue to work well into the night, focusing on bridges and overpasses.
City plows will be dispatched if the area receives two to three inches of accumulation.
While the city works to keep locals safe, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness released some tips on things residents can do to prepare.
- Check all emergency kits
- Winterize your vehicle
- Minimize travel and use high traffic roadways
- Winterize your home
- Look after others and pets