A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Shelby County and points south and west (Crittenden Co. and northeast MS) from 6am until noon on Wednesday. Light freezing rain and/or sleet will move into the Memphis metro area around or shortly after daybreak and could affect rush hour travel. Areas north and east of Shelby County, including Fayette and Tipton Counties, will be under the Advisory until 3pm as precipitation lingers in a frozen state a little longer. Any freezing rain and/or sleet will change over to light rain by noon in the suburban area.
Minor accumulations are possible during the morning, but rising temperatures will contribute to melting of any ice by early afternoon in the city and immediate suburbs, as well as over north MS. Locations north and east of a line from Jonesboro to Jackson to Corinth should be prepared for the possibility of more significant icing that could hamper travel, particularly on secondary roadways, by late morning to afternoon. Temperatures may not rise above freezing until late in the afternoon in those areas.
Temperatures will remain well above freezing Wednesday night, thus there is no threat of winter weather Wednesday night or Thursday. The next chance for wintry precipitation arrives Friday night. Check the MWN Forecast for details.
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