MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The National Weather Service and the WREG Weather team are keeping an eye on our next round of winter weather which is scheduled to be here on Wednesday.
WREG’s Todd Demers said snow flurries are possible in the western part of the viewing area starting as early as Tuesday overnight into the early morning hours of Wednesday. A better chance for seeing that snowfall will be Wednesday.
Early predictions for the storm estimate that parts of Arkansas could get up to six inches of accumulation. Mississippi and Tennessee could see anywhere from an inch to three inches.
All forms of precipation (freezing rain, snow, sleet and ice) can be expected with the next storm on Wednesday. The further north you go, the more likely you are to see more snow.
Mississippi and Tennesee counties as well as some counties in Arkansas are under a Winter Storm Watch as of noon Tuesday. That’s expected to be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning by Wednesday morning.
The rest of the WREG viewing area in Arkansas is under a Winter Storm Warning.
The National Weather Service reported Tuesday morning that ice accumulation is expected mainly in Mississippi with Oxford expected to get .34″ and Senatobia expecting .22″. This could cause downed power lines and trees in across Mississippi. Snow fall accumulation is estimated to be between an inch in Oxford up to eight inchest in some parts of Arkansas and Tennesse.
The snow and ice will only add to the deteriorating road conditions making travel impossible, the NWS said.