For the second time this year, the Memphis area is under threat of winter weather with strong rain on forecast Saturday and the potential of snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas from 6 p.m., Saturday until 6 p.m., Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, heavy wet snow is possible with potential accumulations of 2-4 inches.
The watch follows top of a Special Weather Statement issued Thursday morning warning of a winter storm entering the area Saturday night and continuing through Sunday. As the storm moves from west to east, the transition from rain to snow will occur across the rest of the Mid-South as colder temperatures spread into the region.
Scott McNeil, a meteorologist at NWS Memphis said that it is too early to know how much snow the Memphis area might see, but current projections show the greatest potential for a moderate to significant snowfall will occur across areas along and north of Interstate 40.
Temperatures are predicted to reach a low of 28 degrees overnight Saturday and a high of 30 degrees on Sunday. Clear and sunny skies are expected Monday.
Low temperatures will persist through Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the rest of the week.
This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Weather in Memphis: Rain and snow in the forecast this weekend