MASHVILLE, Tenn. – More snow is on the way for Tennessee as a new storm winds up to deliver another winter punch to the northeastern U.S.
Two systems will move through the state, bracketing the weekend and eventually bringing snow from the Mississippi River to the Smoky Mountains.
Most of the snow predicted overnight Thursday into Friday should fall from northern Middle Tennessee eastward, with the greatest chance east of Interstate 65.
A winter weather advisory is in effect Friday for areas from Sumner, Trousdale, Smith and Dekalb counties eastward.
Light snow showers are expected in Nashville throughout the day on Friday.
A dusting is possible in Davidson and surrounding counties. An inch or more is expected on the Cumberland Plateau.
Friday's high temperature in the Nashville area is expected to be in the uppers 30s.
TDOT crews began treating Tennessee roadways on Thursday afternoon.
"We have got the brine out on the roads and that will give us a jump start when we actually start seeing some snow," TDOT spokesperson BJ Doughty said, adding, "The brine that we put down today, even if we have a little period that is below freezing, if we get some snow that brine will usually take care of some issues."
A larger weather system is expected to push into Tennessee by the end of the weekend.
Snow is expected to fall statewide beginning Sunday night and continuing into Monday and Tuesday.