Snow flurries fell across Middle Tennessee early Wednesday morning.
The morning snow led to icy roads and slick surfaces.
Multiple school districts across the region closed due to winter weather. Metro Nashville Public Schools remained open.
Metro Schools released a statement on the decision to not close or delay schools, which reads:
Hello MNPS families.
This morning, we had an unexpected blast of winter weather which resulted in a dusting of snow over many areas across Davidson County. Our Transportation team was out early assessing the roads to determine whether they were safe to pass. Our team works closely with Metro Public Works to salt areas of concern. MNPS puts the safety of our students and employees at the forefront of all weather-related decisions. We also always encourage families and employees to keep their personal safety and well-being top of mind when considering travel in hazardous conditions.
When schools are closed or delayed, information will be shared in a number of ways: 1) calls to families; 2) announcements on the district’s Twitter and Facebook pages; 3) announcements on the district’s webpage, and 4) through local media outlets.
Crippling cold air remains across the area for the next 24 hours. Beyond this period of Arctic chill, a huge turn around is anticipated for the weekend and next week.
As sunshine reigns, temperatures only hold in the 20s with wind chill values in the teens all day. High pressure crests over the region tonight calming the wind. However, this will help to drop temperatures like a rock. To the single digits. Coldest weather since mid-January last year. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.
Temperatures moderate a touch to the 30s Thursday then 40s by Friday with several isolated showers.
Over the weekend, much warmer air noses in. We could climb to the 60s Sunday and possibly near 70 degrees Monday.
Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.
Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.