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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Winter weather returned to Middle Tennessee Thursday morning as heavy snow began to fall from west to east.

An area of lower pressure will pull in Gulf moisture mixing with the extremely cold air from the north snow and ice are expected. It began just in time for the morning commute but will move out by mid-evening.

There could be minor ice accumulations for areas south of I-40 followed by snow accumulation on top of that. Up to 1/10″ of ice is possible. Travel issues are likely from Thursday morning through Friday morning.

SNOW TOTALS WILL VARY. Most everyone will see between 3 to 5 inches. Some communities could pick 5-7 inches. It just depends on exactly where the heavier snow bands set up.

The snow is followed by dangerously cold air Friday morning. We start in the teens and single digits. The wind chill Friday morning will be minus zero in spots. Also, be prepared for icy conditions on untreated surfaces.

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