...Record Cold Temperatures and Light Wintry Precipitation to Affect the Mid-South... A strong cold front is moving across the Mid-South this afternoon and evening, bringing much colder air to the region. Widespread rain is expected to change over to a mixture of light snow and sleet late this afternoon in northeast Arkansas, far northwest Tennessee, and the Missouri Bootheel, with the rain-snow line moving south during the evening and early morning hours. A period of freezing drizzle is also possible as the precipitation tapers off tonight. While we do anticipate the changeover to light wintry precipitation, the cold air will be arriving as the moisture is pulling out of the area. This will limit accumulations across the Mid-South. There is a potential for a light dusting up to perhaps a half inch of snow, mainly north of a line from Tunica, to Bolivar, to Decaturville. Should any higher amounts occur, they will likely be confined to western Tennessee. This may result in some slick spots on bridges and overpasses as temperatures fall below freezing tonight. That said, many areas will not receive measurable accumulations. Arctic air and strong north winds will accompany this cold front. Winds will gust to 35 mph across most of the area tonight. Gusty winds and temperatures in the low to mid 20s Tuesday morning will result in wind chill readings in the single digits and teens. Temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to reach the freezing mark in many areas, keeping wind chills in the upper teens to mid 20s throughout the afternoon. Clear skies and decreasing winds will allow temperatures to bottom out Wednesday morning with lows in the mid teens to near 20 degrees.
Current Conditon: Overcast
Wind Speeds: 11.06mph
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Temperature: 30/16 Clear throughout the day. Wednesday:
Temperature: 40/25 Clear throughout the day. Thursday:
Temperature: 48/22 Clear throughout the day. Friday:
Temperature: 45/24 Clear throughout the day. Saturday:
Temperature: 50/31 Foggy in the morning and afternoon.
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