Saturday, February 28, 2009

Precip approaching


Happy snow day! Just a quick update for everyone... I know you're all hoping for a big snow event!

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the area until 6am Sunday.

My forecast on MWN is up to date and is calling for light rain to begin after lunchtime, mixing possibly with sleet or snow by around 2pm, then changing to all snow around 4pm. There could be minor accumulations on grassy surfaces prior to dusk, but heavier snow will hold off until after 6pm and last on and off through midnight before tapering to light snow showers for a few hours thereafter. Total accumulations in the metro area are expected to be 2-3" with higher amounts north and east of the city. Places like Jackson, TN could see up to 4-5" from this event! This should be a wet, fairly heavy snow, so it would be good for making snowmen if you wanted to do it after dark tonight!

By tomorrow, the sun will be out and temps will rise above freezing (after an overnight low around 27-28) by mid-morning, so melting will be fairly quick. As far as road conditions, I don't think there will be any problems until possibly after 7-8pm, when some slush might start showing up in areas that get heavier snow bursts and temps approach freezing. Be especially careful on bridges and overpasses.

Stay with MemphisWeather.net and this blog for the latest updates.

1 comment:

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

I'm excited for you guys, Erik!!