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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect areas along and west of I-65 in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky starting Friday evening. Areas east of I-65 will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting Friday evening. It will last through Saturday morning.
Friday evening, a strong cold front will bring in very cold air dropping temperatures in Middle Tennessee. At the same time, a low pressure system from the south will pull in moisture, starting off as light rain then quickly turning to snow as temperatures plunge. The snow will continue into early Saturday.
Areas west of I-65 will see between 1 to 3 inches of snow. 2 to 4 inches of snow are likely along and east of I-65 and on the higher elevations of the Plateau, 4 to 6 inches of snow is possible.
Visibility will drop Friday into Saturday morning as a strong northwest wind develops, running 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph causing blowing snow. Traveling is not advised between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. In addition, a Wind Advisory has been issued for Lincoln, Franklin, and Moore Counties from 9 p.m. Friday until 12 p.m. Saturday due to strong wind gusts. These strong winds could also lead to power outages.
Snow won’t have the opportunity to melt Saturday afternoon because temperatures will not get above freezing. The wind chill Saturday morning and afternoon will be brutal!
Sunday morning, Middle Tennessee could see near record lows as we are forecasting 20 and the record is 19 from 1998.
Also, there will be impact to travel especially late Friday into early Saturday. Now is the time to prepare.
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