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Temperatures Expected to Drop into the Teens Tonight

By Alyssa Schnugg
News editor

Graphic from the NWS-Memphis.

A strong cold front will move through the Mid-South today bringing rain which could change to sleet and snow late this afternoon and tonight, according to the National Weather Service of Memphis.

Rain, snow, and sleet are expected to fall before midnight, then a chance of snow and freezing drizzle between midnight and 3 a.m. The low for tonight will be around 22 degrees with winds up to 15 mph.

Little or no ice accumulation of snow and sleet is expected in Lafayette County; however, weather experts warn that could change quickly and drivers should be extra careful on back rounds and bridges.

Wind chill values will drop into the single digits to lower teens tonight.

Temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to reach the freezing mark in many areas, keeping wind chills in the upper teens to mid-20s throughout the afternoon.

Clear skies and decreasing winds will allow temperatures to bottom out into early Wednesday morning with lows in the mid-teens to near 20 degrees.

The high on Wednesday is expected to reach 45 degrees with a low Wednesday night of 27 degrees.

Keep pipes dripping tonight and Tuesday night.
Photo courtesy of Travelers

With temps dropping below freezing for more than 48 hours, pipes could freeze over leaving them susceptible to bursting once the temperatures get above freezing Wednesday afternoon.

Here are some tips to help prevent that from happening:

  • All outside faucets should have frost-proof covers to protect them and all hoses should be disconnected.
  • Inside your home—once the temperatures outside drop down below freezing—open up hot and cold faucets and let them drip, especially if those faucets are situated on outside walls. If the temps remain below freezing for at least a 24-hour period, continue to let them drip.
  • Open up your cabinet doors and let the heat penetrate beneath the sinks. Increasing your thermostat will also help to enable the heat to reach pipes below sinks and behind cabinets, especially on outside walls.


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