High pressure builds over the metro area Friday and primes the atmosphere for even colder temperatures tonight and into Saturday morning.
The rain could stick around through Monday night and Tuesday, though chances diminish.
We believe the greatest threat of any legitimate severe weather is west and southwest of the Valley, but we need to be on alert for heavy storms that might have a shot a producing some strong winds between 10pm Saturday and 7 AM Sunday.
However, temperatures will creep up Sunday, and by the afternoon and evening any lowland precipitation is expected to fall as rain, according to the Weather Service. Sunday will be "brutally cold", Frye said, with temperatures in the teens and a biting wind. There will be a few inches of accumulation of snow to the north with less to the south.
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The winter weather advisory will be in effect for Lauderdale, Colbert and Limestone counties until 9 a.m.
Ice on area roads today is expected to make driving risky.
Forecasters said no significant impacts were expected but were monitoring temperatures closely Sunday morning.
In addition to freezing rain, mixed with snow and sleet Saturday night, there were reports of quarter-sized hail in Lone Oak and a tornado warning during the day in southeast Missouri. Although that warning had not been renewed as of 10 a.m., visibility remains an issue on many area roadways.