NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The snow that fell across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky created problems, and salting and sunshine created some melting which is re-freezing as black ice overnight into Saturday morning. It is not easy to see, so be careful if you have to get out.
A Wind Chill Advisory has replaced the Wind Chill Warning for most of our counties, in effect through noon on Saturday, Dec. 24. That means wind chills as low as -15. On the Plateau, Cumberland, Van Buren, and Fentress counties remain under a Wind Chill Warning for wind chills as low as -25.
The wind has been absolutely brutal! This evening, wind gusts are still 20-25 mph, creating those -15 degree wind chills.
Thursday night’s cold front also strained the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) power generation facilities. Earlier today TVA directed all utility power distributors in the Tennessee Valley—including Nashville Electric Service—to drop 5% of their electricity load immediately. They since have said the power grid has stabilized and the temporary power outages have ended for now.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
On Saturday, some clouds linger but still very cold. Morning lows in the single digits , and highs in the low to mid 20s.
On Sunday, Dec. 25, expect single-digit to low teens for morning temperatures, reaching upper 20s near 30.
As mentioned above, we may not make it above freezing until Monday, Dec. 26, which would put us below freezing for almost 84 hours!
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