Monitoring reports from western Tennessee and northern Mississippi tonight. Here is a rundown:
…7:30 p.m. Bridges icing at I-55/U.S. 78 in DeSoto County MS near Hernando.
…7:49 p.m. Sleet in midtown Memphis, mixing with freezing rain
…7:40 p.m. Sleet in Chester County TN…southeast of Jackson TN
…8:05 p.m. Sleet in Bartlett TN
…8:10 p.m. Icing being reported in Oxford Ms with several accidents
…8:25 p.m. Moderate sleet being reported throughout Shelby County TN with 0.10 inches of sleet accumulating
…8:27 p.m. Two car accident reported on I-55 in Tate County MS because of icing on bridges about 30 minutes south of Memphis
…8:34 p.m. Sleet in Millington TN
…8:44 p.m. Hernando DeSoto Bridge starting to ice…in Memphis on I-40 over the River
…8:54 p.m. Moderate sleet in Tipton Co TN
…8:56 p.m. Light coating of freezing rain on cars near Bartlett TN
Winter weather advisories continue for several counties across Tennessee and northern Mississippi for tonight and tomorrow morning.
Heavy sleet and freezing rain mixed is showing up on radar now across northwestern Mississippi south of Memphis, extending into southern Tennessee from Savannah to near Columbia.
Precipitation is now showing up on radar across Northwest Alabama but there are no reports of any freezing or frozen precip across that area as of yet. Muscle Shoals is reporting cloudy skies and 34F.
Marion and Winston Counties and points to the northwest and north will see sleet tonight, but temperatures should remain just above freezing.
Lows overnight should range from the lower 30s over Northwest Alabama to the upper 30s in the I-59 corridor, to the upper 40s over southeastern sections of the area.
Waves of precipitation will move across Central and North Alabama over the next 2 and 1/2 days, leading to 2-3 inches of rain. Flooding should not be a problem as the rain will fall over a long period.
Fog will also become a problem tonight in spots, so be alert to that possibility as well.