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This round of snow and ice has come and gone but the cold will last a little longer

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 3:53 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2022 at 4:07 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A morning of freezing rain, sleet and snow has come to an end in the Mid-South with only some minor inconveniences for the most part.

In and around the city of Memphis early morning sleet gave way to a dusting of snow, but not enough to create problems on the city streets and highways and barely enough to make a decent snowball. 

On the other hand, heavier snow fell along and north of the I-40 corridor. 

Snow plows cleared the streets in Brownsville during the late morning and lunch hour in Haywood County where, as expected, 2 to 3 inches of snow fell. 

Heavier snow developed along and east of the Tennessee River by late morning. 

Snow was still falling during the early afternoon in Nashville dropping 4 to 5 inches in many locations around Middle Tennessee. 

Here in the Mid-South, whatever is on the ground tonight will remain as clouds clear allow temperatures to plummet into the mid teens to near 20 degrees overnight. 

Fortunately, we’ll enjoy a full day of sunshine Friday, but don’t expect much of a warm up as highs are expected to be well below normal to end the week only reaching the low to mid 30.  

The cold snap will be short lived as a southerly flow returns this weekend pushing temperatures well into the 50s, but the warm up will also be accompanied by rain and a few thunderstorms beginning late Saturday and continuing into Sunday followed by yet another drastic drop in temperatures Sunday night, but no more snow or sleet. 

You can keep up with this somewhat erratic weather pattern just by downloading with Action News 5 First Alert Weather app. 

It’s FREE and available for Apple and Android products. 

The app gives you instant access to current conditions for your exact location, an interactive live radar, hourly and detailed daily forecasts, as well as video updates from the First Alert Weather Team. 

With more weather on the way and the winter season just beginning, it’s a perfect accessory for your smartphone or tablet to keep you informed on the ever changing weather in the Mid-South

Use caution while traveling, especially during the morning and early afternoon. Temperatures will fall from near freezing early Thursday morning into the mid- to upper 20s by the afternoon and will continue to fall into the teens to near 20 Thursday night.

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