Friday, January 18, 2019

Severe Weather Outlook - Saturday Morning


Special Weather Statement - NWS

128 PM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

...Light Wintry Precipitation is Possible Saturday late afternoon
into Saturday evening across the northern counties...

A strong cold front will push into the Mid-South tomorrow and
abruptly drop temperatures to near freezing by the early evening
hours. Strong northerly winds will usher in the cold air changing
the light rain over to light snow and potentially some patchy
freezing drizzle for areas generally north of a line from Wynne
Arkansas to Savannah Tennessee. Minor snow accumulations of up to
a half of an inch and very minor ice accumulations may cause
elevated surfaces and secondary roads to become slick during the
evening and overnight hours. In addition, any standing water from
previous rainfall may flash freeze, resulting in black ice forming
on roadways through Sunday morning.

Please stay tuned for later forecasts and possible changes to the
forecasted accumulations.


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Friday Morning Area Forecast

Forecast for Jackson and Vicinity
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
543 AM CST FRI JAN 18 2019

.TODAY... Mostly cloudy. High 53. Wind east 5-10 mph becoming southeast this afternoon.

.THIS EVENING...A 40 percent chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Wind southeast 5-10 mph.
.OVERNIGHT... A near 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low 51. Wind south 10-15 mph.

.SATURDAY.... A near 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Becoming windy and turning much colder in the afternoon. High 58 with temperatures falling to near 35 by evening. Wind becoming west 20-25 mph with higher gusts.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Blustery. Rain will change to snow early in the evening.  A chance of snow and freezing drizzle after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow accumulation around 1 inch.  Low 22.
.SUNDAY...Brisk and very cold. Becoming partly sunny. Morning wind chills in the single digits. High 32.

...EXTENDED FORECAST...

.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Sunny and warmer. Low 20. High 42.
.TUESDAY... A 70 percent chance of showers. Low 38, High 51.
.WEDNESDAY...Colder. A 40 percent chance of snow in the morning. Clearing. Low 32. High 41.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Low 26. High 40.

REH

Special Weather Statement - NWS

523 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

...Light Wintry Precipitation is Possible Saturday afternoon into
early Sunday morning...

A strong cold front will push into the Mid-South Saturday
afternoon and abruptly drop temperatures below freezing across
much of the area by sundown. As cold air quickly rushes into the
Mid-South, light rain may turn to snow and or freezing drizzle
for areas along and north of the I-40 corridor. Minor snow or ice
accumulations may cause elevated surfaces and secondary roads to
become slick. In addition, any standing water from previous
rainfall may flash freeze Saturday night, resulting in black ice
forming on roadways.

Please stay tuned for later forecasts and potential changes.