Monday, November 17, 2014

Dusting of snow deposited on the metro - the latest info

UPDATE - 6:45am:

Clouds are departing and precip is done. We'll see mostly sunny skies this morning then some clouds and possible flurries could move into mainly west TN portions of the area this afternoon as "backlash" moisture moves into the low levels. Temps will sit in the low-mid 30s all day with northwest wind keeping wind chills in the 20s.

Sunrise photo taken from north Bartlett at MWN. A dusting of snow and clouds breaking up.

As of 5am, the main band of light snow is moving through the eastern metro. Light snow over northeast AR is slowly falling apart but flurries are possible for a couple more hours across the metro.

StormView Radar in winter mode at 5am. Precip is pushing quickly to the east.
Temperatures have fallen to or just below the freezing mark, which means wet bridges and overpasses could start to get slick.

5am metro temps
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 8am for the purple counties below, mainly for the possibility of hazardous travel. No additional snow accumulation is expected on top of the dusting we received.

Winter Weather Advisory until 8am for the purple counties.
All school districts in Shelby County have announced their intentions and will be OPEN today. And all the school kids be like....

Take it SLOW and BE SAFE this morning. Consider alternate routes that don't have overpasses if possible and allow extra time to reach your destination. Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you and avoid rapid changes in speed or direction, especially on elevated surfaces. I'm done being your momma. Now go enjoy the light snow rather than stressing out. It's only mid-November and we could have a long winter ahead.

(Looking ahead: it will be unusually cold for November through Wednesday morning. Mid 30s today, upper teens tonight, mid 30s again Tuesday, 20s Tuesday night, then a warmup begins. Add wind to all of these temps and it'll feel even colder. We could be talking thunder by this weekend with temps trying to get back to normal or slightly above.)

Erik Proseus
MWN Meteorologist

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