Strong winds down power lines, usher in cold temps - WKRN News 2

Strong winds down power lines, usher in cold temps

Posted: Updated: Dec 20, 2012 03:01 PM CST

Rain and thundershowers have moved out of Middle Tennessee Thursday afternoon, leaving behind windy conditions and downed trees and power lines as a result.

At the height of the storm, a spokesperson for Nashville Electric Service said 2,600 customers, many in the Forest Hills area west of Nashville, were without power.

In Davidson and surrounding counties, a wind advisory is in effect until Midnight

According to the National Weather Service, south winds will become west with sustained speeds of 20 to 30 miles-per-hour with gusts of 40 to 50 miles-per-hour.

Forecasters caution driving high profile vehicles may become difficult.  Loose objects such as holiday decorations, garbage cans and outdoor furniture will be blown around.

Afternoon temperatures will fall into the low 40s and continuously drop through the evening and into the 20s after Midnight.

Snow showers could possibly fly across areas north and east of Nashville during the overnight hours.

In the higher terrain, along the Kentucky border and near the Cumberland Plateau, a dusting to a half inch of snow may accumulate overnight.

Friday looks blustery and cold, with plenty of sunshine.  Morning temperatures in the 20s will only rebound to the low 40s.

Check the current conditions and latest forecast at

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