NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of Middle Tennessee through early Tuesday morning. So far, we’ve seen sleet piling up around the region, as well as freezing rain, and even some snow. We also have an Ice Storm Warning for parts of Southern Kentucky.
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As we move from the afternoon to the evening, we’re still looking at freezing rain for many of our Middle Tennessee Counties. As colder air continues to move in with this system, we’ll see the switch from freezing rain, to snow. That change will happen first for our northwest counties, like Stewart, Humphreys, Henry , Benton, and Decatur Counties, for example, and gradually shift eastward as we hit the middle of the evening.
By the middle of the evening, not only are more folks seeing snow, but this system finally starts to move out of here. Once we hit 7-8 PM, the remainder of the precipitation is in our counties to the north and east.
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This storm will be out of here altogether by the time we hit about 9:30 PM.
The highest snow totals are expected to the north and west. Some portions of northwest Middle Tennessee could see six inches or more. Closer to Clarksville and Dickson, we are estimated between three and six inches of snow. Around Nashville, there will be anywhere from two to four inches. The south and east will only see one to two inches, but they will see more ice.
Ice accumulation will be highest to the south and east, but everyone should see some ice so expect travel issues through Tuesday. Also, those who receive 0.25″+ of ice could see power outages and broken tree limbs.
Slick spots are inevitable as we move through not just Monday, but Tuesday, and even into Wednesday. Not only do we have slick conditions because of sleet, and freezing rain creating a sheet of ice on the roads, but temperatures stay below freezing for the most part, keeping the ice in place.
Even as we move into Wednesday, and temperatures finally get back above freezing by the afternoon, we’ll see an overnight cool-down that’ll bring icy conditions back around.
To make things worse, gusty winds are expected with this system and that will make already cold temperatures feel even colder! By Tuesday morning, the coldest air arrives and with the wind it will feel like the single digits or below zero in spots. Bundle up!
By the way– in case you haven’t had enough winter weather just yet, we do have another system on the way late Wednesday that will last through Thursday. The way it sets up right now, it looks like we’ll start with snow showers in the colder, late night hours, and wintery mix by midday Thursday, and bounce back to more snow showers before this system leaves us late Thursday night. Stay tuned, and stay weather aware!
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