Winter Storm Warning in effect until 9 PM
Marshall County Schools are closed
It looks like the transition from freezing rain to sleet happened a bit quicker than anticipated last night, which is very welcome.
However, that has left us with about an inch of sleet in some locations across the county. Here’s a picture from my father out of Tatumsville. Benton is reporting around 3/4″ of sleet.
The winter storm will continue this morning. The system seems to have slowed down some overnight. The sleet in place now should transition to snow in the next couple of hours. The snow may stick around into the afternoon hours. This could lead to a few inches of snow, which is a bit more than expected. The NWS is currently forecasting 2-3″ and I agree with that, though isolated higher amounts may be possible.
A heavier band of sleet and snow is currently moving north out of Tennessee. This may produce a quick inch or two of snow. The deformation band mentioned in previous forecasts may be setting up right over us, which would enhance snow totals!
The snow and sleet should finally depart the region around 6 PM this evening. Again, this is much later than anticipated because the system slowed down. This is the reason for the increase in snow totals. I’ll have more posts throughout the day as needed. Add your pictures to my facebook page and they may get featured on the site!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins