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First Alert: Winter Weather Advisory in effect Sunday

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of the Midsouth through 10pm.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of the Midsouth through 10pm.(WMC First Alert Weather)
Published: Jan. 2, 2022 at 7:46 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 2, 2022 at 9:29 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - We’ve had some extreme weather this New Year’s weekend.

From record high temperatures and severe thunderstorms yesterday (Jan 1) to snow on the radar this morning (Jan 2)!!

A strong upper level disturbance will bring a wintry mix and light snow to the Mid-South this morning and afternoon.

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 9 AM to 10 PM for all the Action News 5 viewing area.

Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and some light accumulations of sleet will be possible, mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces.

The forecast does include sleet early on, and if sleet persists longer than expected, snowfall amounts will be less.

Jan 2, 2022 - Models are in good agreement on a wintry mix developing by mid-morning and then...
Jan 2, 2022 - Models are in good agreement on a wintry mix developing by mid-morning and then switching over to light snow. Light accumulations are possible on grassy and elevated surfaces.(WMC)

While air temperatures will be in the 30s and 20s, much this wintry precipitation should melt on contact as the ground will retain heat from yesterday’s record high (and from the unseasonably warm temperatures that’s persisted through much of December).

In fact, our ground/soil temperature Sunday is 45 degrees, which is far too warm to warrant much sticking/freezing.

Ground/soil temperature is 45 degrees as of 9:20 AM CT Sunday, January 2, 2022
Ground/soil temperature is 45 degrees as of 9:20 AM CT Sunday, January 2, 2022(GreenCast | Syngenta)

Nonetheless, plan on the potential for slippery road conditions in a few areas, especially on bridges and overpasses.

The First Alert Storm Tracking Team will continue to monitor this weather event, so stay tuned for updates!

Be sure to download the WMC First Alert weather app for Apple or Android to your smartphone or tablet. It’s FREE and will give you instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for your specific location.

How to download the WMC First Alert Weather app
How to download the WMC First Alert Weather app

You’ll also have a live, interactive radar and should any advisories or warnings be issued for your location you will get them instantly on your phone or tablet.

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