Radars from Tulsa to Fort Smith to Memphis to Columbus MS are
starting to show an increase in echoes indicating that the light snow in
their areas is picking up a tad. Flurries were starting to reach the
ground in Kosciusko, MS. and in Starkville over to south of Columbus MS.
A slightly heavier flurry was aimed at Carrollton in Pickens County,
Alabama. Snow showers will continue throughout the day across many parts
of Dixie including Georgia. Some areas could see heavier snow bursts, but generally no
significant accumulation is expected outside of the mountains and foothills. Parts of Atlanta get a dusting but mostly off roads so more exciting than threatening. Will monitor in case this changes.
Be alert for any standing water on roads that will freeze, causing patches of black ice. Get ready for a hard freeze tonight, with lows 17-22. Lows Monday night will be even colder, averaging around 15F, with single digits possible in the normally colder locations.
Once we go below freezing we may not see 32F until around noon on Tuesday.
Still monitoring the possibility of some freezing rain Wednesday or Thursday North of I-20. Does not look too threatening so far, but we will have to watch for any changes. The models also hint at additional winter weather threats sometime between the 18th and 26th.
For now focus on steps you need to take to protect the 4 Ps: people,
pets, plants and property from the extremely cold temperatures.
Old Man winter for much of the country