Update on Saturday Snow chances (7:15 p.m.)

Many of us will likely see some light snow Saturday morning. The latest guidance continues to indicate that the best chance of accumulation will be along and south of Interstate 40. That’s not to say those of us north of that line won’t see any snow, it just means that the best chance will be from that line south.

Guidance also continues to suggest that any snow that falls will fall between sunrise and noon. Anything that falls after that time should be either extremely light or in the form or liquid sprinkles/showers.

Maximum accumulation should stay under half an inch for all. This system is limited with moisture…there’s just not that much to work with. Never the less, it doesn’t take much to make some slick spots on the roads.

As of now, the NWS does not feel the need to issue any advisories. That could change in the morning but I’m not sure accumulations will reach advisory criteria. If an advisory is issued it would likely only include Cumberland, Putnam, and White Counties….areas along and south of I-40.

Pictured below is the current radar, showing our system organizing over northern Mississippi. It will move east tonight, while expanding northward. That northward expansion is why you folks south of the interstate stand the best chance at seeing snow. If it doesn’t expand as far north as expected, Fentress and Overton Counties may see nothing.

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Looking into next week…..

Models continue to show several rounds of rain for next week, some of which could be heavy. Total rainfall accumulations through the next week could easily top 2-4 inches, if not more.

RECAP

What: Light Snow

When: Sunrise to Noon Saturday

Where: Mainly along and south of I-40

How Much: Up to one half inch

You all have a great evening!

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