NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — If you have thought in your head “it’s about time for the weather to cool off and finally feel like Fall,” then you are in the right spot. Very cold temperatures are expected this weekend, and the overall trend is to keep temperatures cooler than average for the next 10+ days.

With this cold air, another disturbance will increase the chances of seeing a wintry mix in parts of Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky.

Rain & Wintry Mix: Timing and Impacts

The rain, sleet, and snow mixture will occur between 4 AM – 10 AM on Saturday. Most locations that receive any of the three precipitation types mentioned will see it melt on contact with surfaces.

However, locations in Kentucky and counties north and west of Clarksville may see a light dusting of wintry precipitation on grassy & elevated surfaces (tops of vehicles, bridges & overpasses, roofs, etc.).

The snow accumulation total should be less than half an inch.

Forecast Timeline

Rain spreads in overnight and will turn to wintry mix and then snow for some. The potential accumulation will be on grassy areas & elevated surfaces especially north and west of Clarksville and along the KY/TN state line. Elsewhere, rain may indeed mix with snow or sleet, but all melting on contact with the ground because temperatures will be warmer. It is a fast moving system that clears our area by 10am. Then, there could be flurries in the afternoon.

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Very cold Sunday

With clouds clearing out Saturday night, the very cold air takes grip of our area. EVERYONE will drop below freezing Sunday morning, with the possibility of middle to lower 20s north of I-40 and west of I-65.

Feels like temperatures at daybreak Sunday are expected to be in the low 20s and teens. Despite sunshine Sunday, temperatures stay in the 40s.

We go below freezing Monday morning again but jump into the lower 50s for the afternoon.

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