Wicked winter storm this weekend in Middle Tennessee


A dynamic storm approaches Middle Tennessee this weekend with strong wind, heavy rain, ice on roads and even a period of snow. 

The front associated with this complex storm is know as an “arctic cold front.” Once the front comes through, temperatures will fall, creating winter weather, including snow, as well as a flash freeze.

There are several other elements involved, helping to create a real mess both Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY MORNING: Periods of rain become widespread and heavy at times. Wind gusts from the south crank up from 30 to 35 mph at times.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Heavy rain and several thunderstorms will be around. Rain totals pile up from 1 to 3 inches. Spotty areas of flooding could be a concern. Be careful on the roads and if you come across a road completely submerged in water, turn around and take an alternative route.

Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.

SATURDAY NIGHT: The front comes through taking temperatures from the 60s to the 30s quickly then to the 20s by sunrise Sunday. Rain could flip over to a brief period of snow. Also, any water on the roads/sidewalks from earlier rain could freeze up. Bridges and overpasses will freeze first, creating ice spots.

Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

SUNDAY MORNING: Snow quickly races east with little-to-no accumulation for most. A lot of the snow is expected to melt, but in the Plateau and southern Kentucky, a coating to an inch is possible.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Sunny, but very cold with temperatures in the 20s and a howling wind. This creates wind chill values in the teens.

There is a lot to go through over the weekend and the Weather Authority Team will keep you posted each step of the way.

Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.

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