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Winter Storm Eyes Southern States, Slow Travel Likely

9 Feb 2014, 10:08 am

A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Arkansas to Georgia for winter weather, including snow & freezing rain. This storm will likely be a factor in commutes across the Southeast by Tuesday morning.

Below: the early outlooks from the National Weather Service offices affected.

Weather set-up Monday night via NWS Little Rock, AR:

 

Forecast details via NWS Jackson, MS:

Early forecast from NWS Peachtree City, GA:

The general forecast consensus as of Sunday morning is that an area of winter weather will spread from the Lower Mississippi Valley eastward sometime late Monday into Tuesday. Snowfall totals will likely vary as new forecast data becomes available, but this is what we’re seeing so far (forecast through Tuesday AM):

 

If we extend the time frame for snow, you’ll notice it pushed up into the Carolinas by Tuesday night. [Image below courtesy WeatherBell Models]

The snow is likely to mix in with some freezing rain, which makes roadways even more dangerous during the morning commute on Tuesday. This is a snapshot of another high-resolution weather model that shows what type of precipitation will be falling at 7AM EST. [Image courtesy WeatherBell Models]

Of course, the exact timing and totals are subject to change as we have more time to analyze data, but this is a good “heads up” for anyone who lives in these areas to keep checking the forecast periodically until the storm arrives. Now is the time to prepare!

 

We’ll have continued forecast updates as this storm begins to form on WeatherNation. Tune in on TV, online, or on social media! Thanks for stopping by, and take it easy out there! -Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers (@mhilgersWNTV)

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