MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The National Weather Service said 2 inches of snow fell at the Memphis airport between Monday night and Tuesday morning, while many outlying areas received more.
Mid-South snowfall leaders included 4 inches of snow in Munford and Covington and 6 inches in Palestine, Arkansas, according to NWS.
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The NWS extended the Winter Storm Warning until noon to include several counties in the WREG viewing area.
Weakley, Henry, Gibson, Carroll, Haywood, Crockett, Madison, Shelby, Lee, Phillips, Desoto, Marshall, Benton, Tunica, Tate, Coahoma, Quitman, Panola, Lafayette, Tallahatchie, Yalobusha, Benton, Chester, Henderson, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Dunklin and Pemiscot counties are all under the alert until 9 a.m. Tuesday.
— NWS Memphis (@NWSMemphis) January 16, 2018
The Tennessee and Arkansas counties not included in the warning are under a Wind Chill Advisory until noon.
It’s going to be bitterly cold with highs near 20 degrees and a wind chill in the single digits on Tuesday. That cold snap continues for the next 72 hours before we finally will get a warming pattern by the weekend.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in east Mississippi.
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— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) January 16, 2018
Major roads in Memphis, including Union Avenue, had not been cleared of snow as of 5:30 a.m. The snow is a soft powder, but icy patches from last week’s snow remain underneath. Traffic was mostly moving slowly but smoothly Tuesday morning.
The City of Memphis said at 7 a.m. their sand and salt spreaders would be hitting area roads and snowplows would be clearing prioritized routes.
NEW: We will use snow plows this morning. Crews will focus on certain prioritized routes first. We will also have all of our salt spreaders out.
— City of Memphis (@CityOfMemphis) January 16, 2018
Memphis Area Transit Authority buses may be delayed and some routes are not running. Check Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or call (901) 274-MATA (6282).
— Äústèn L. Ønêk WREG (@AOnek_WREG3) January 16, 2018