Additional areas have been added to the Winter Weather Advisory and some areas have been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. The Winter Weather Advisory (purple) now extends into northern Georgia and into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The Winter Storm Watch for parts of the Appalachians has now been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning (pink) where half a foot of snow is possible.
Ahead of the next winter storm, Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for parts of the Mid-South, South, and Tennesse Valley. The Winter Weather Advisory is for Thursday and extends from eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, and the western half of Tennessee. It’s possible this Winter Weather Advisory gets extended east to include the rest of Tennessee and possibly northern parts of Georgia. Join the Firsthand Weather Supporter Group!
Within the Winter Weather Advisory, a glaze of ice, in the form of freezing rain and possibly some sleet, followed by up to an inch or two of snow is a possibility. This will cause disruption to travel across the region. Higher snow totals are possible north of I-40 in Tennessee where 3 to 4 inches may fall. The wintry mixture will start early Thursday morning for areas near the Mississippi River in the Mid-South and spread east throughout Thursday. A freezing rain/sleet mixture will likely transition to wet snow during the event.
It should be noted: a Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning, and Winter Weather Advisory extend northeast into the higher elevations of far eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia, and western Virginia.