UPDATE- WEDNESDAY 3:23 A.M.: A winter ice storm warning will be issued from midnight Wednesday until midnight Thursday for most of West Tennessee, including the cities of Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, Millington, Covington, Ripley, Tiptonville, Union City, and Dyersburg,
UPDATE- TUESDAY 3:30 p.m.: A winter storm warning has been issued for the following counties beginning Wednesday ending Thursday night: Dyer, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton.
UPDATE- TUESDAY MORNING: The Winter Storm Watch has been expanded to include parts of West Tennessee and North Mississippi — including Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Haywood, Lauderdale, Dyer, DeSoto and Tunica counties.
The Winter Storm Watch begins Wednesday evening and will run through Thursday evening. The National Weather Service says ice accumulations could reach half an inch. Power outages, tree damages and slick roads and bridges are likely in these areas.
In a statement, the Division of Public Works said they will be prepared for the possible winter precipitation. See the statement below:
“Division of Public Works crews are prepared for the forecast of possible frozen precipitation. If and when the city starts receiving any wintry mix, Public Works will deploy up to 14 trucks to spread sand and salt as part of its de-icing operation. The city has over 8,000 tons of salt and sand mixture on hand for winter weather events. Due to the forecast of rain before the wintry mix begins, brine will be used to pre-treat roads. Secondly, the City will treat the remaining major streets on an as-needed basis. Public Works officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and will continue to do so throughout the winter advisory and will adjust its snow/ice operation based on needs.”
UPDATE- MONDAY: A winter storm watch has been issued for Craighead, Dyer, Mississippi and Poinsett counties on Thursday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Winter weather is still among the Memphis area as a possibility of a wintry mix is expected to hit the Mid-South later this week.
According to WREG’s meteorologists, the winter weather is expected to begin with rain late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Tuesday’s rain will likely change into freezing rain, sleet, and snow on Wednesday due to arctic air spreading across the southeast. This is most likely to affect areas north of Interstate 40, such as northeast Arkansas, northwest Tennessee and the bootheel of Missouri, WREG’s Wendy Nations said.
Meteorologists have not determined the exact location and timing of the wintry mix.
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