A half inch of snow fell Thursday morning in northwestern parts of the News 2 viewing area, including many areas north of the I-40 corridor. The change from rain to snow happened in Nashville around 10 a.m. and a light coating of snow is possible in Music City through midday (primarily on grassy areas and solid surfaces such as cars and decks).
Temperatures will remain just above freezing as the precipitation falls, so widespread road problems are not expected.
Snow showers will taper off in Nashville by 1 p.m. but continue through the afternoon along the Cumberland Plateau where snow totals could approach 1-2 inches and a winter weather advisory has been issued until midnight.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation began treating roadways on Wednesday ahead of the forecasted precipitation and will monitor the situation Thursday morning.
Cold northwest winds will pick up to 25 miles-per-hour during the day as the temperatures tumble through the 20s by late afternoon and into the teens Thursday night.
Friday will be frigid with highs below freezing even with sunshine.
Another round of rain changing to snow is forecasted for Sunday with the coldest air of the season plunging in with single digit lows by the first of next week.