Watching potential wintry mix on Sunday

(KNOE 8 Weather) - Good Morning!

Wind chill values this morning are in the mid and upper teens across the ArkLaMiss! This cold air will persist through the end of the work week.

This weekend our eyes turn to the potential wintry mix. An area of low pressure will develop to our southwest out ahead of a shortwave trough that will eject across the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Once this low-pressure system forms over the Gulf it will help spread moisture into our viewing area. At the same time, cold Arctic air will intrude from the north.

The latest computer model runs show that the low-pressure system will be weaker than initially thought. This means we won't have a lot of precipitation to work with. However, the precipitation that we do see will likely be in the form of freezing drizzle and sleet/ice pellets.

I don't think this storm system is a cause for concern, simply because recent trends show it becoming weaker. With that in mind, the forecast is worth watching as we head into New Year's Eve!

Dylan