From the Vipir 7 Storm Center
An ICE STORM WARNING has been issued for Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, Weakley, Henry, Gibson, and Carroll counties from midnight tonight until 6PM Friday evening.
An ICE STORM WARNING has been issued for Tipton county from 3AM to 6PM Friday.
An ICE STORM WARNING has been issued for Haywood, Crockett, Madison, Shelby, and Fayette counties from 6AM - 6PM Friday.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for McNairy and Hardin counties from 12PM - 9PM Friday.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a state of emergency for West and Middle Tennessee with an ice storm set to arrive between the early morning and afternoon hours tomorrow.
Overnight, rain showers will continue under mostly cloudy skies as temperatures continue to drop to the mid and upper 30. Tomorrow, our temperatures will drop below freezing in the late morning, allowing for rain to change to freezing rain, sleet, and snow across West Tennessee. As much as a quarter to three quarters of an inch of ice will be possible along the I-40 corridor and northwest Tennessee could see between 1 and 2 inches of snow. Winds will also be picking up tomorrow with gusts between 25 and 30mph possible.
Saturday, temperatures will be below freezing for the entire day. Under mostly cloudy skies, it seems that we'll be hard pressed to experience any natural melting from the heat of the day. A lot of areas already dealing with ice may continue to have problems to start the weekend. However, a second round of icy weather will begin on Saturday night and last into Sunday morning. We'll expect additional accumulations of ice and snow before all precipitation changes back to rain later on in the morning on Sunday. That precipitation will change back to ice again Sunday night into Monday morning before conditions become drier and clearer.
Stay tuned to WBBJ for the latest updates on this developing system from the VIPIR 7 Storm Team Weather Center.
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist
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