Snow dusts parts of Mid-South, sets up for a chilly Sunday

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The National Weather Service on Saturday issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northern parts of the Mid-South, and some areas saw snow accumulation into Saturday night.

In Tennessee, the advisory covered Lauderdale, Crockett and Dyer counties as well as other counties outside the WREG viewing area. In Arkansas, Mississippi and Poinsett counties were included. The advisory will last until 3 a.m. Sunday.

Rain showers covered most of the area Saturday morning, but a strong cold front pushed temperatures down abruptly, causing the rain to switch over to snow by late afternoon in the area.

NWS originally said 1-3 inches of snow were possible in the counties under the advisory, along with trace amounts of ice accumulation. As dry air moves into the area overnight, snow accumulation will diminish. The areas north of I-40 will see the most accumulation.

The precipitation is expected to end a couple of hours after midnight, NWS said.

Gusty winds will continue into Sunday morning with wind chills dipping into the upper single digits and low teens by sunrise.

For Sunday, the high is around 35 degrees, and the low will be around 24. The skies will clear up throughout the day, according to the NWS, leading to a sunny Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday with a high around 47 degrees.

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