Your First Alert to our second round of icy weather and the potential for a third

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 6:54 PM CST
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(Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Our First Alert Weather day continues as our second round of winter weather is underway here in the Mid-South. 

A mix of freezing rain and sleet is falling over much of the area this evening and will continue into the overnight hours although, we’ll likely see a transition from ice to snow showers around midnight that will continue into early morning Wednesday. 

Snow accumulation is expected to be minimal, but additional ice accumulation could average a tenth to a quarter of an inch in many areas.

(Action News 5)

The icy weather tonight will make travel difficult especially on bridges and overpasses. 

If you don’t have to travel tonight, it would be best to stay home as this system works its way through the Mid-South tonight. 

There is also the possibility of power outages due to ice build-up on tree limbs and power lines, so be sure to keep all electronic devices fully charged.

(Action News 5)

New data today is indicating the possibility of another round of icy weather Wednesday night into early Thursday morning that will then transition into all rain by midday Thursday. 

At this time, ice accumulation with that round is anticipated to be a tenth of an inch or less. 

As new data comes in we will share it on the air, online, and on the First Alert Weather app.  Stay weather aware and check by here often for new information.

Ron Childers

Chief Meteorologist

Action News 5

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Twitter: @ronchilders

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