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First Alert: Winter weather advisories issued for overnight

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 3:40 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 8:47 PM CST
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(KFVS) - We issued a First Alert Action Day for Saturday due to rain, snow and windy conditions.

Brian Alworth says a strong winter low will be spinning across the lower Mississippi Valley to our south overnight.

A band of precipitation on the northern edge of this system will spread rain and then snow through southern counties of the Heartland overnight.

Gusty winds will pull in colder air, so temps will gradually fall to near or below freezing. This will allow for accumulating snow and travel impacts from the Bootheel into northwest Tennessee and southwest Kentucky, mainly closer to the Tennessee line, overnight.

Northern counties may see some light snow or flurries, but little or any accumulation is expected, though some icy spots may develop as temps fall into the 20s.

By daybreak Sunday, a few snow showers could be lingering in northwest Tennessee, but we’ll clear out quickly and should see mostly sunny but chilly and breezy conditions for most of the day.

The upcoming work week will feature a couple of minor systems with clouds and small precipitation chances.

The strongest will be with an arctic cold front on Wednesday, where we could have a little rain and snow.

Behind this front, we’ll get a quick shot of cold arctic air for a couple days to end the week, especially Thursday and Friday where it looks like we’ll have highs near or below freezing.

Please stay updated as the forecast will continue to change as it moves into the area and download the KFVS First Alert app.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for our southern counties until 9 p.m.

As temperatures fall below freezing tonight, wet roadways could freeze, so there could be some icy spots on Sunday morning as the winter storm pushes into the eastern part of the country.

Check the travel maps below.

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Travel conditions according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Travel conditions according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Travel conditions according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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Travel conditions according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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