Winter storm Izzy is making its way to the Memphis area, bringing snow and gusty winds with it.
In a recent update, the National Weather Service's reported areas that can expect heaviest snowfall are south of Interstate 40, including parts of north Mississippi, a shift south from projections made earlier in the week.
The advisory for the storm has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, and it will be in effect for West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 p.m., Sunday. Meteorologists are expecting 2-4 inches of snow will accumulate from midnight to 8 a.m. on Sunday.
NWS also made note of a "concentrated heavy snowfall band," an area that may see over 6 inches of snow. An accurate location cannot be predicted until just before the onset of the storm, forecasters said.
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Around midnight, the rain will turn into like a rain-snow mix and become snow into Sunday morning. A combination of heavy, wet snow and strong "bitter cold" winds may cause power outages and downed trees.
NWS advises not to travel unless absolutely necessary Saturday night and Sunday due to poor travel conditions caused by slick roads, accumulated snow and downed trees.
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Astrid Kayembe covers South Memphis, Whitehaven and Westwood. She can be reached at email@example.com, (901) 304-7929 or on Twitter @astridkayembe_.
This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Winter Storm Izzy to bring snow, gusty winds to Memphis, Mid-South