Winter Storm Warning For Some Mid-South Counties

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(WREG-TV) The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for some our the northern most WREG counties.

Dyer, Lauderdale, Poinsett, Mississippi, Cross, Pemiscot, Lake and Obion counties are under the warning from 12:00 a.m. Friday until 6:00 p.m.

Up to a half-inch of ice along with 2 to 4 inches of snow and sleet are possible according to the NWS.

Memphis and other areas are under a Winter Storm Watch from 9:00 a.m  Friday until 9:00 p.m.

Those counties include Shelby, DeSoto, Tunica, Fayette, Madison, Lee, Henry, Phillips, Gibson, Carroll, Haywood and Crockett.

Today, continued mostly cloudy with a few showers possible.  A better chance of rain is expected Wednesday night.  Highs will climb into the lower 70′s, mid 50′s tonight.

Thursday expect cloudy skies with showers.

Temperatures will be dropping with the passage of a cold front.

Thursday’s high will be in the mid 50′s early in the morning, but quickly dropping during the afternoon and overnight hours.

Some areas of northeastern Arkansas will begin to see rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain by late Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day on Friday.  Friday’s high in Memphis will be somewhere around 35 degrees.

The low temperature by Saturday morning should reach the lower 20′s.

The potential does exist for an accumulation of ice, especially throughout the day on Friday, but mostly north of I-40.

Stay tuned to News Channel 3 for further weather updates.

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