Thursday, January 29, 2009
See the full article here:
President Barack Obama on Washington weather, school closings - Chicago Tribune, Jan. 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Also, below are some storm reports from across the region as compiled by the Memphis NWS office and MemphisWeather.net. The metro region really dodged the bullet on this storm, considering the video and pictures I have seen from places to our north - from eastern OK through southern MO and northern AR, and into KY, southern IL, and southern IN. Ice buildups in those areas are just tremendous and devastating. Having been through the 1994 ice storm here, I can empathize with their situation.
...WINTER WEATHER REPORTS FROM THE MID SOUTH REGION...OBSERVATIONS FROM JAN. 26 THROUGH JAN. 28
PARAGOULD AR /GREENE/ 2.00 INCHES
PIGGOTT AR /CLAY/ 2.00 INCHES
POCAHONTAS AR /RANDOLPH/ 1.25 INCHES
WALNUT RIDGE AR /LAWRENCE/ 1.00 INCH
WYNNE AR /CROSS/ 1.00 INCH
JONESBORO AR /CRAIGHEAD/ 1.00 INCH
GOSNELL AR /MISSISSIPPI/ 0.50 INCHES
TURRELL AR /CRITTENDEN/ 0.50 INCHES
CARUTHERSVILLE MO /PEMISCOT/ 1.00 INCH
KENNETT MO /DUNKLIN/ 1.00 INCH
UNION CITY TN /OBION/ 1.00 INCH
TIPTONVILLE TN /LAKE/ 1.00 INCH
MARTIN TN /WEAKLEY/ 0.75 INCHES
DYERSBURG TN /DYER/ 0.50 INCHES
COVINGTON TN /TIPTON/ 0.50 INCHES
PARIS TN /HENRY/ 0.25 INCHES
ALAMO TN /CROCKETT/ 0.25 INCHES
BROWNSVILLE TN /HAYWOOD/ 2.0 INCHES
ALAMO TN /CROCKETT/ 2.0 INCHES
TURRELL AR /CRITTENDEN/ 1.5 INCHES
MARTIN TN /WEAKLEY/ 1.0 INCH
FINGER TN /MCNAIRY/ 1.0 INCH
DYERSBURG TN /DYER/ 1.0 INCH
JACKSON TN /MADISON/ 1.0 INCH
CORDOVA TN /SHELBY/ 0.8 INCHES
NWS MEMPHIS TN /SHELBY/ 0.7 INCHES
SELMER TN /MCNAIRY/ 0.5 INCHES
BARTLETT TN /SHELBY/ 0.8 INCHES
MEMPHIS TN /SHELBY/ 1.0 INCH
Memphis metro school closings for Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The following is the status of closures at metro school districts.
Shelby County - CLOSED
Memphis City - CLOSED
Memphis Catholic - CLOSED
Fayette County - CLOSED
Tipton County - CLOSED
DeSoto County - CLOSED
West Memphis City - CLOSED
University of Memphis - OPEN
Also, Jackson/Madison County and Dyersburg City/Dyer County schools are closed. Visit WMC-TV for a complete list of closings and stay up to date on the forecast, warnings, and other weather information at MemphisWeather.net.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
From the National Weather Service and MemphisWeather.net:
...MAJOR ICE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT MUCH OF THE MID-SOUTH THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
.THE COMBINATION OF ABUNDANT MOISTURE...A NEARBY LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...AND COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE WILL PRODUCE A MAJOR ICE STORM NORTH OF THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA TONIGHT. WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE MEMPHIS METRO LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY FOR CRITTENDEN...TIPTON...AND SHELBY COUNTIES...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED AN ICE STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY. THE FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. RAIN WILL SWITCH OVER TO FREEZING RAIN AFTER 10 PM CST TONIGHT. THE FREEZING RAIN WILL THEN SWITCH OVER TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW AFTER 3 AM CST. ICE ACCUMULATIONS 0.25 TO 0.50 INCH CAN BE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION...A DUSTING OF SLEET AND SNOW WITH ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE.
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON WEDNESDAY FOR DESOTO AND FAYETTE COUNTIES...
RAIN THIS EVENING WILL SWITCH OVER TO FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION MAY BRIEFLY MIX WITH SLEET AND SNOW BEFORE ENDING MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH ARE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. LIGHT ICING WILL BE POSSIBLE ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND OTHER EXPOSED SURFACES.
STAY TUNED TO LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS, NOAA ALL-HAZARDS RADIO, AND MEMPHISWEATHER.NET FOR THE LATEST ON THIS WINTER WEATHER SCENARIO.
After the temps hit freezing, precipitation will continue in the form of light to occasionally moderate freezing rain for several hours. By late tonight (probably after 4am), the freezing rain will begin to transition to a sleet-snow mix as colder air moves in and surface temps drop into the upper 20s. Light snow could continue off and on through mid-morning Wednesday.
As far as precipitation totals, the potential exists for up to 1/4" of ice, topped by maybe a half inch or so of sleet and/or snow. This will be enough to cause real problems for travel by the morning rush hour, particularly on bridges and overpasses. Sporadic power outages and downed trees could also result.
A Freezing Rain Advisory is currently in effect, but could be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning later on in the day depending on the amount of precipitation expected (1/4" of ice is the threshold for the Winter Storm Warning).
MemphisWeather.net will keep you abreast of the conditions throughout this event, including the latest forecast and warnings and StormView Radar, which colorizes precipitation based on the type of precip falling. This blog will carry the latest on school closings and any other updates that are pertinent.
Have something to say about the pending winter weather? Leave a comment for me!
Memphis metro school closings... as of 6:30am Tuesday
As of 6:30am on 1/27/09, all Memphis metro school districts are open on Tuesday. Be sure to check in Wednesday morning after 5:30am for potential school closings for Wednesday - I expect it might be a different story!
Shelby County - open
Memphis City - open
Memphis Catholic - open
Fayette County - open
Tipton County - open
DeSoto County - open
Crittenden County - open
The largest area school districts that are closed today are Dyer County/Dyersburg City, Jackson/Madison County, and Jonesboro public school. Visit WMC-TV for the latest information and stay up to date with this developing winter storm at MemphisWeather.net.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tomorrow = rain. Tuesday night, it gets tricky. I'll save more in-depth discussion for later, but it does appear a changeover to freezing rain and/or sleet will occur during the late evening hours, then possibly to all snow by dawn. Amounts of winter precipitation will depend on when that changeover takes place. It could be interesting, especially in northern suburbs... stay tuned.
I have links to Mid-South road conditions and school system websites in the right-hand section of this blog. If and when metro school systems close, I'll try and post it here.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Rain will move in Monday evening after dinner time with temps hovering near 40 as it starts. I expect the temperature to initially fall, probably into the mid to upper 30s, within an hour or so of precip commencing and some sleet could be mixed in with the rain initially as the atmosphere "saturates," as we in the business say. Once that occurs, temps will level out and the vast majority of the metro area will remain above freezing Monday night with precip falling as rain throughout the night. There is a very slight chance of some freezing rain late, but I think that will stay pretty well to our north.
Tuesday will be just plain wet and cold with temperatures not getting above the lower 40s. Tuesday night is when I think things could get interesting in the city. Depending on the timing of colder air moving in on a north wind and precipitation exiting the area behind low pressure, we could see rain change to freezing rain before ending as snow and/or sleet Wednesday morning. The potential exists for up to a 1/4" or so of ice by Wednesday morning with some light snow showers on top of that. I'll update the situation as time draws closer, but I believe the chances are better in the metro area for winter weather on Tuesday night than Monday night. Be sure to check in with the MemphisWeather.net forecast and this blog for updated conditions throughout the week.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
330 PM CST SAT JAN 24 2009
...FREEZING RAIN EVENT IS POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40...
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO THE MID-SOUTH BEGINNING MONDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY...AND COMBINE WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE. PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40 FROM MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. SOME FREEZING RAIN MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY NIGHT OVER AREAS OF THE MID-SOUTH FROM SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 INTO NORTH MISSISSIPPI WITH LITTLE IF ANY ICE ACCUMULATION EXPECTED. THERE IS STILL QUITE A BIT OF UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE TIMING OF THE PRECIPITATION... TEMPERATURES WHEN THE PRECIPITATION OCCURS AND THE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. PERSONS ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH SHOULD STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REGARDING THIS WINTER WEATHER EVENT.
Friday, January 23, 2009
A pretty good winter cold front arrives this evening and signals a change to the weather with temps falling into the 30s overnight and wind chills in the 20s. Some light rain is possible, particularly over north MS, but it should all stay liquid. By morning, if any precip is left around, a bit of sleet or some snowflakes are not out of the question, though confidence is low enough to not include it in the forecast. Temp will remain nearly steady tomorrow in the upper 30s and Saturday night fall back into the 20s. The dry streak continues Sunday and most of Monday with highs in the 40s.
Monday night brings some interesting possibilities as precipitation overruns a cold front and moves in from the west. If Monday night temperatures are just right, we could see some light freezing rain. We'll see. The mid-week period looks wet with a stalled out frontal boundary in the area and low pressure systems riding along it, bringing rain chances especially Tuesday and Thursday if models are correct. A note on models in this scenario though: they aren't typically good at timing events this far in advance with the atmosphere setting up the way it is. By the end of next week, we should start to see another warming trend.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Now that that is behind us, a pretty strong high pressure system is shifting off to our east and southerly wind is beginning to blow over the area, bringing the promise of warmer days and plenty of sunshine to end the work week. In fact, the MWN forecast reflects that with mid 40s today and upper 50s to lower 60s the next 2 days! A steady south wind will continue until the next front moves in Friday night. A chance of rain exists with that front, though it shouldn't be a total washout. Cooler air looks to drop back in for the weekend while the extended forecast is still very much in doubt as computer models haven't settled on anything yet. The good news (or bad news I suppose) is that there is no more winter weather in the forecast for the next week - at least not yet.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Meanwhile, back in The Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, we will see another day or so of cold weather before things start improving here as well. A morning cold front will be reinforced by another shot of cold air tonight, this one bringing a very slight chance of snow flurries early Tuesday. Highs will remain in the 30s Tuesday before warmer weather arrives for the remainder of the week with highs getting back to the 50s (wasn't Sunday afternoon's 50+ degree temp a nice surprise??). A chance of rain appears on Friday.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
At MWN's WXLIVE! weather station in Bartlett, the sub-freezing weather started at 9:30pm Wednesday and will probably end right at 60 hours. Brrr!! In that time, we've had a high of 28 yesterday (25 in Bartlett) and 24 today (21 in Bartlett) and this morning's low was 12, while it dropped to 9.7 in Bartlett. The official low of 12 this morning was the coldest temperature since January 24, 2003 in Memphis - a week short of 6 years ago. We don't see this kind of cold too often! In fact, many schools in Middle TN were closed today due to temps dropping well into the single digits with wind chills below zero.
The good news is, the really cold weather will be behind us after tonight. Tomorrow we should see highs back into the 40s (a veritable hot spell) with very gusty southerly wind. A few cold fronts or impulses will pass through over the next several days but we should maintain "near normal" winter type weather for the forseeable future. For more, check out the MWN forecast.
Memphis Int'l 13.0
NWS - Cordova 11.0
Midtown Memphis 13.5
Olive Branch 10.0
West Memphis 11.0
North Jackson 7.0
Here's a look at 6am CST temperatures across the nation. Chicago is currently at -17! The deep trough is evident extending from the Great Lakes south where temps are the coldest.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
- Based on my current forecast, I expect temperatures to stay below freezing at Memphis Int'l for about 60 consecutive hours, beginning tonight shortly after midnight and continuing through late morning Saturday. Thursday's high will be 27 and Friday will be 29.
- Thursday night will be the coldest night: 10 at the airport, 5 at the WXLIVE! sensor in Bartlett and places like Arlington, Collierville, Millington, and Olive Branch. This would be the lowest temperature recorded at the airport since 1/24/03 when the mercury also dropped to 10. The last time we recorded single digits was 1/11/97 when the low was 8 (and the high was 20). Record temperatures are well below these levels though, so I don't expect any records to fall.
- Wind chills will make the cold feel even colder with "feels like" temperatures dropping below zero Thursday night/early Friday and in the single digits late tonight through mid-day Wednesday.
- At least we're not farther north! Temps across the Midwest and Northern Plains are struggling to get above zero and wind chills are in the -30 to -50 range - in the Continental U.S.! We're not talking about Alaska or Siberia here.
Stay warm and stay safe, and be sure to check in on MemphisWeather.net for the latest updates during this Arctic blast.
NWS-MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
650 AM CST WED JAN 14 2009
...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE MID SOUTH WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MID SOUTH THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HELPING TO USHER IN A VERY COLD AIRMASS. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO DROP QUICKLY BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT WITH LOW TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE UPPER TEENS IN MEMPHIS SUBURBS TO LOWER 20S ACROSS NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI. BRISK NORTH WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH THE COLD TEMPERATURES TO PRODUCE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH 10 AM CST THURSDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...AND NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. COLD TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY WITH WIND CHILL VALUES REMAINING IN THE TEENS AS ACTUAL HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAIN IN THE MID 20S.
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPERATURES TO DROP TO THE LOWEST LEVELS SINCE JANUARY 2003. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO THE MID SINGLE DIGITS IN THE MEMPHIS SUBURBS TO THE LOWER TEENS IN THE CITY. THESE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL INCREASE THE DANGER OF HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE TO ANY PERSON OR ANIMALS REMAINING OUTDOORS FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD WITHOUT PROPER CLOTHING AND SHELTER. IN ADDITION...EXPOSED OR UNINSULATED WATER PIPES MAY FREEZE AND BURST IN THESE COLD TEMPERATURES.
PLEASE TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM THE VERY COLD WEATHER EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT INTO RIDAY MORNING. UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...WITH SOME AREAS REMAINING BELOW FREEZING THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PERIOD.
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM ON SATURDAY AS SOUTHERLY WINDS BRING MODERATING TEMPERATURES. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECAST AND PREPARE NOW FOR THE VERY COLD WEATHER.
JLH / MWN
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Tomorrow will provide a short reprieve from the cold with highs in the upper 40s and a gusty southerly wind ahead of Arctic blast part 2. The much-advertised front will arrive late Wednesday afternoon or early evening and it will all be downhill from there. Wind will be gusty from the north and temps will plummet overnight Wednesday with a low near 20 in the city. Wind chill readings will be in the single digits. Thursday will be the coldest day so far this winter with temps remaining in the 20s all day and a blustery north wind that will keep wind chills in the lower to mid teens throughout the day. Thursday night will be the coldest night. I am forecasting a low of 12-14 at the airport with many locations possibly seeing single digit temperatures early Friday morning. Friday will be only slightly warmer during the afternoon with a high near freezing.
The weekend looks cool but tolerable with highs in the 40s continuing into early next week. A weak system moving through this weekend could provide for some sprinkles or flurries Saturday night or Sunday but the timing and strength of this system are still difficult to determine.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Frontal position at 6am Saturday
Friday, January 9, 2009
I'll post more on it later this weekend, but the Arctic is fixin' to pay us a visit! Come next Wednesday and Thursday, you won't know whether you're in Memphis or Fargo, except maybe that there won't be two feet of snow on the ground. For an in-depth read on the extent of the Arctic blast, check out my good friend Eddie's excellent post. Right now, I am calling for highs in the 30s in the big city for the middle of next week - that could easily be adjusted downward by early next week. Only small chances for light snow it appears though!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The next cold front makes an appearance Friday night with a chance of showers, then cooler temps arrive for the weekend. We'll be watching the forecast closely for early next week as another overrunning scenario sets up and cold air may be in place. Confidence right now in the Monday-Tuesday forecast is very low.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Further north and west, in northeast AR and northwest TN, things are a little more dicey and Ice Storm Warnings remain in place overnight. An additional 1/4"-1/2" of ice is possible in these locations. Be extremely cautious if you are driving I-55 northbound towards Sikeston or I-40 westbound towards Little Rock tonight or Tuesday morning.
Here are the latest reports of conditions as relayed to the NWS: Storm Reports
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT FREEZING ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY.
A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL OCCUR OVER WEST TENNESSEE... MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR. ONE TENTHS TO TWO TENTHS INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE. ROADS AND ESPECIALLY BRIDGES MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS. THROUGH 3 AM...THE MEMPHIS METRO WILL LIKELY SEE ICE ACCUMULATIONS VARY FROM ZERO INCHES OVER THE DESOTO COUNTY SUBURBS...TO NEAR ONE QUARTER INCH OVER NORTHERN
AFTER 3 AM... PRECIPITATION SHOULD BECOME PREDOMINATELY LIQUID. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MEANS PERIODS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. DRIVING MAY BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS...SO BE PREPARED TO USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.
**11:30am - AMENDED FOR TIMES **
The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of west TN and northeast AR, valid until 4pm. MWN StormView Radar shows an area of precipitation moving in from the west at 9:30am, which is falling into the surface-based cold layer. Currently, it is 35 degrees at the airport and above freezing all across the city and its suburbs. However, temperatures are expected to initially drop as the precipitation moves in, possibly to very near 32 degrees, especially in northern suburbs. This is the reason for the Winter Weather Advisory. A thin glaze of ice may be deposited on overpasses, flyovers, and bridges, as well as exposed surfaces this morning. Temperatures should slowly rise later this afternoon and all precipitation after about 4pm should fall as rain. Further updates will be issued as conditions warrant. Stay with MemphisWeather.net for the latest information.
In the metro area, temperatures hover around 33-35 degrees at 5am (see temp map below) with a light northeasterly breeze. The dewpoint (a measure of the moisture in the air at the surface) sits in the mid 20s. MWN StormView Radar shows no precip as of now. The cold air at the surface is very shallow, with temperatures increasing with height above the first couple thousand feet. This temperature profile, and the dewpoint, are keys to today's weather.
I expect precipitation to start to materialize after lunchtime, with increasing intensity as we head towards rush hour and into the evening. With abundant cloud cover, low dewpoints, and a northeast wind, the surface temp will struggle to rise much at all today, and when precip starts, it may actually fall a couple of degrees initially (a process Meteorologists call wetbulbing, as the air saturates the initially drier air near the surface). As rain begins to fall heavier, I believe the surface temp will stop falling and may actually begin a slow climb overnight.
All of this means that initial light rain that falls could freeze on contact, especially on exposed surfaces, bridges, and overpasses, depending on how far the temperatures falls in those first few hours that the precip falls. The most critical timeframe, I think, in the metro area will be from noon until about 4pm, and particularly in the northern suburbs of Arlington, Millington, Lakeland, and points north. By rush hour, I expect that most everyone will be above freezing, though a few slippery spots may still exist on overpasses of 385, I-55 north of Memphis, and possibly I-40 east of Memphis.
The next thing to watch will be the possibility of flooding as the ground is still fairly soaked and we may see as much as 2" of rain by Tuesday evening when it tapers off. In fact, Flood Watches are in effect for areas south of the city. I'll keep an eye on all of it all day, so stay tuned to this blog and the forecast over at MemphisWeather.net, as well as commercial outlets and NOAA All-Hazards Radio, for complete coverage.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE MID-SOUTH ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...
A COLD AIRMASS CONTINUES TO FILTER INTO THE MID-SOUTH THIS EVENING BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT EXTENDS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO NEAR OR JUST BELOW FREEZING BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40.
A SERIES OF WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL ALLOW LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO REDEVELOP ACROSS MUCH OF THE MID-SOUTH BY MID-MORNING MONDAY...CONTINUING INTO MONDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES MAY REMAIN NEAR THE FREEZING MARK THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON ALONG THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MEMPHIS AND JACKSON. THIS MAY RESULT IN A PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WHICH COULD RESULT IN ICY SPOTS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.
ALTHOUGH THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND ICY TRAVEL APPEARS TO BE INCREASING...THERE STILL REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH RESPECT HOW FAR SOUTH FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL REACH. PLEASE REMAIN UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST FORECAST AND THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT ICING. FREEZING RAIN ADVISORIES MAY BECOME NECESSARY FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID SOUTH ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.