Updated at 12:01 a.m. Feb 15 — Winds are picking up across the Mid-South as a cold front slams into the area.
As moisture is guided off the Gulf of Mexico, precipitation will begin in the area late Sunday evening covering a variety of types.
Snow/sleet/freezing rain to begin into Sunday evening late.
Monday into Tuesday could see travel slowdowns and possible slick conditions across the area.
THE RUNDOWN: COLD FRONT ARRIVES
The Wind Chill Advisory has been expanded to include much of the northern 1/3 of the WREG-TV News Channel 3 On Your Side viewing area for very low wind chills from late Saturday night into early Sunday morning around sunrise.
Wind chills could bottom out to around zero to just below zero into early Sunday morning, and again on Monday morning early.
More information on wind chill from the National Weather Service available at the WREG Weather Page.
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY
The Winter Storm Watch will go into effect for ALL of the WREG-TV News Channel 3 On Your Side viewing area Sunday evening at 6PM, and remain in effect until Monday evening.
A variety of winter precipitation is expected in the Mid-South beginning around sunset Sunday and moving through the viewing area in two waves, one from late Sunday into early Monday, and again, more winter precipitation from late Monday into early Tuesday.
TIMING THE STORM – YOUR MID-SOUTH FORECAST:
Saturday evening: Very low wind chills with winds turning from WSW early then from the north at 5-15 MPH, gusts of 20-25 MPH possible. Mostly cloudy skies. No precipitation expected. Wind chills Sunday morning in the low single digits to below zero at times.
Sunday Daytime: Cold, mostly cloudy, windy and dry. Highs: around freezing at best. Wind chills on Sunday may not make it above 5F. Winds: ENE @ 10-15, gusts of 20-25 MPH possible.
Sunday Evening into Monday Morning: winter precipitation developing and accumulating in the Mid-South from north to south.
Winds: NE @ 5-15 MPH. Wind Chills: near to below zero in some parts of the area.
Accumulations of snow/freezing rain/sleet: anywhere between a dusting to near 1″ by Monday at midnight.
Monday Morning: Snow diminishes during mid-day to a rain/snow mix over areas south of I-40.
Temperatures for highs will be around freezing at best. More snow/sleet possible Monday evening into Tuesday morning.
Winter storm arriving soon: Check the forecast updates often
Check the forecast with News Channel 3 and wreg.com for details through the weekend.