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Snowfall in forecast for area

A storm taking shape for early next week could leave perhaps an inch or less of snowfall in the Corinth area as it ushers in a chilly week.

"It's not going to be a huge snowstorm," said Thom Salem, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Memphis Forecast Office. "It will be a couple of inches, at most, but that's still a good snowstorm for us."

Monday will be relatively mild with temperatures in the 50s before the arrival of a front bringing rainfall and much colder arctic air, with the temperature dropping into the mid 20s Monday night.

The best bet for snowfall amounts Monday night looks to be "about an inch or so," said Salem. "There is the possibility it could be 2 inches of snow. The big key will be the exact transition time."

Different forecast models are showing the rain-to-snow transition happening at different times. Either way, it will be a fast-moving storm, he said, limiting the accumulation potential.

It could be Corinth's first significant accumulation of the season. A light dusting happened in mid-November.

Cold air will hang around for the rest of the week, with the mercury struggling to reach the freezing mark on Tuesday and not getting out of the 30s on Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning will be the coldest, with a low temperature in the upper teens.

Wind chill will add a bite, particularly north of Interstate 40, on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

"We'll finally get into the 40s by the weekend," said Salem.