Winter storm to hit West Tenn., eastern Ark., north Miss. - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Winter storm to hit West Tenn., eastern Ark., north Miss.

Cumberland Plateau winter storm (Source: AP GraphicsBank) Cumberland Plateau winter storm (Source: AP GraphicsBank)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Weather forecasters in Memphis are warning residents of West Tennessee, north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas of an approaching winter storm that could create blizzard conditions.

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a winter storm warning for Thursday night through Friday night for large portions of the mid-South area.

Forecasters say a storm will move through the area on Thursday night, creating a brief period of ice pellets before the precipitation turns to snow. Sleet and snow accumulations could reach 2 to 4 inches, or more. Heavy snowfall combined with strong winds could create a blizzard.

Officials are warning motorists of hazardous driving conditions. Forecasters say travel will be difficult, if not impossible, during the storm on Friday.

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