Below Freezing Until Thursday Afternoon
Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. – Wednesday
After starting out near or below zero in most of West Tennessee this morning, we could now be looking at similarly cold weather tonight! We dropped to temperatures as low at -8°F in Huntingdon and Paris, and despite that, those temperatures are not record lows – it was roughly 5°F colder on this date in 1982. Jackson’s low temperature was 2°F – the coldest temperatures in 1,449 days! The good news for us is that it’s looking warmer over the next several days, so we won’t have to deal with the snow and ice for that much longer!
A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for all of West Tennessee from midnight through 9 a.m. Thursday. Light winds will cause wind chills to drop to the single digits above and below zero degrees. Temperatures will remain well below freezing so any melted snow and ice from today has refrozen on roads already. Temperatures will ultimately fall to the single digits above and below zero under clear skies tonight.
Sunshine will help melt snow and ice to areas not in the shade on Thursday but getting into the upper 20s and lower 30s during the afternoon should really improve travel conditions in West Tennessee. We’ll likely still have some black ice later on Thursday night – especially on the less-traveled roads. We don’t expect all the snow and ice to melt until over the weekend, but temperatures will finally be back above average then – in the 50s and potentially 60s!
Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest forecast, and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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