In this paper, the Wehrl entropy approach is discussed and compared with the quantum entanglement using a mixed-state three-level atom interacting with a cavity field. In the pure state case, the behavior of the atomic Wehrl entropy shows the same behavior of the entanglement due to the von-Neumann entropy, while the mixed state case gives the total correlation due to quantum mutual entropy. If the system is in an entangled state, the formalism can be used to quantify the entanglement as well as the total correlations.