Special Weather Statement for extreme Northeast Mississippi

By National Weather Service

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Wintry weather returns to portions of the Midsouth tonight and Monday. A more significant winter storm system possible for Midweek.

An upper level disturbance will move into the Southern plains today and lift East into the Midsouth by midday Monday. Scattered rain showers will develop in advance of this feature this afternoon and increase in coverage this evening.

The rain will begin mixing with snow over Eastern Arkansas and the Missouri bootheel this evening and further Southeast toward the intestate 40 corridor during the early overnight hours. Through the remainder of the overnight colder temperatures will spread South with rain changing more predominately to snow toward morning, particularly North of interstate 40.

After sunrise Monday, the bulk of the precipitation will occur East of the Mississippi River with precipitation more likely in the form of snow North of interstate 40 and increasingly mixed with rain further South into North Mississippi.

There remains some uncertainty with regard to temperatures and the effect on precipitation type and melting. At this time it appears that 1 to 2 inches of accumulations may occur in grassy areas North of a line from Tunica, Mississippi to Savannah, Tennessee. A winter weather advisory will likely be required once forecast elements come into clearer focus.