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CODE RED: Wintry mix possible over weekend, Monday as system moves in

Skywatch 17 Weather

FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather Alert as sloppy winter storms are expected across parts of the midstate this weekend.

*This weather system could change and updated weather models are coming out constantly. Stick with FOX 17 News for the latest.*

A system moving through the country could bring a winter mix on Saturday morning for folks along and north of I-40. Snow will transition to rain by late Saturday afternoon and should stay as rain through Sunday midday.

There is an increasing chance for a light accumulation of sleet/snow Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Folks along and north of I-40 could see a coating to 1” of sleet/snow. This will make for slick roads through early Sunday morning.

Southern Ky., near Trigg and Christian counties, could see a mix all weekend with minor impacts. All other areas are not expected to see major impacts through Sunday midday with temperatures above freezing.

Here's a breakdown by day:

Friday night into Saturday morning:

-Rain arrives from the south

-Stays as rain for I-40 south folks

-I-40 corridor and points north could see a brief winter mix Saturday morning

-This could lead to isolated slick spots (mainly bridges/overpasses)


Saturday:

-Most of the precipitation will transition over to rain for the day.

-It’s possible folks in southern Kentucky and northwest Tenn. counties could see a winter mix all day with some isolated slick spots

Saturday night into Sunday morning:

-Afternoon/late afternoon will start to see a winter mix take over again north of I-40.

- A brief period of freezing drizzle is possible that could leave a light glaze on roads.

-Then we could see sleet and snow mix in with rain.

-Best chance for accumulation will be overnight as temperatures drop near or just below freezing mark.

-Coating to 1” of snow/sleet is possible with isolated higher amounts in the Plateau. (Maybe up to 2”)

Sunday

-Winter mix will continue (with more rain south of 40) for the afternoon

-Greatest threat for slick spots will occur in the morning and late night with temperatures below freezing mark. During the day temperatures will climb above 32.

Sunday PM/Monday AM

-Light winter mix/snow flurries will be possible. Could see a break in precipitation with a small, last winter mix on Monday. Accumulation should be less than 1”

-Slick spots will be possible with temperatures across the midstate below freezing. Anything falling (even drizzle ) could be slick for Monday morning commute.


As Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan examines the current track, she does not expect a big snow, but it can't be ruled out just yet.

Impacts could continue Monday evening before possible snow tapers off.


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