Winter Storm Impacting Middle Tennessee Today

All eyes are on an approaching winter storm that will give middle Tennessee it's first shot at accumulating snow.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas along and east of I-65 including most of the Nashville Metro area, while a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through midnight for the northwestern counties of the mid state.

Rain will transition to Freezing Rain, Sleet, then all snow as the day wears on...and with temperatures falling quickly into the 20s by this evening...travel will become increasingly difficult.  



...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN PORTION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE TODAY... ...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR LOCATIONS ACROSS  CENTRAL AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE TODAY THROUGH  THIS EVENING...

.For northwestern Middle Tennessee, a winter storm will bring a  mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. By the afternoon, the mixed  precipitation will change to mostly snow and continue through the  evening, before diminishing tonight. Total snow and sleet  accumulations are forecast to be 1 and 3 inches, with some  locally higher amounts possible. Ice accumulations will be mainly  less than one tenth of an inch.  

For central and eastern sections of the Mid State, most areas  along the Interstate 65 corridor will be experiencing a wintry  mix by noon. Snow, sleet and freezing rain will spread over  eastern areas during the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulations  in the Winter Weather Advisory area are expected to be up to  around an inch, with ice accumulations less than a tenth of an  inch.  

Travel conditions will become hazardous over the Mid-State today and tonight, as wintry weather develops eastward and temperatures plummet out of the 50s and into the 20s.  

TNZ005>007-023>026-056-057-121800- /O.CON.KOHX.WS.W.0001.180112T1000Z-180113T0300Z/ Stewart-Montgomery-Robertson-Houston-Humphreys-Dickson-Cheatham- Perry-Hickman- Including the cities of Dover, Clarksville, Springfield, Erin,  Waverly, New Johnsonville, McEwen, Dickson, Ashland City,  Kingston Springs, Linden, Lobelville, and Centerville 359 AM CST Fri Jan 12 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult travel   conditions, as temperatures fall to the 20s. Freezing    temperatures are likely over the extreme northwest and Highland    Rim area as early as the morning commute, with freezing    temperatures spreading over other parts of the warning area by    noon. Total snow accumulations are forecast to be between 1 and    3 inches, with some locally higher amounts possible. Ice    accumulations will be mainly less than a tenth of an inch.

* WHERE...Northwestern Middle Tennessee...including the cities of   Clarksville...Waverly...Dickson and Springfield.  

* WHEN...through 9 PM this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for wind chills to fall into the teens   by this afternoon.  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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TNZ008>011-027>034-058>066-075-077>080-093>095-121800- /O.CON.KOHX.WW.Y.0002.180112T1400Z-180113T0600Z/ Sumner-Macon-Clay-Pickett-Davidson-Wilson-Trousdale-Smith-Jackson- Putnam-Overton-Fentress-Lewis-Williamson-Maury-Marshall- Rutherford-Cannon-De Kalb-White-Cumberland-Bedford-Coffee-Warren- Grundy-Van Buren-Wayne-Lawrence-Giles- Including the cities of Hendersonville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Lafayette, Celina, Byrdstown, Nashville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet,  Hartsville, Carthage, South Carthage, Gordonsville, Gainesboro,  Cookeville, Livingston, Jamestown, Allardt, Hohenwald, Franklin,  Brentwood, Columbia, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne,  Woodbury, Smithville, Sparta, Crossville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Manchester, McMinnville, Altamont, Coalmont, Spencer, Clifton,  Waynesboro, Lawrenceburg, and Pulaski 359 AM CST Fri Jan 12 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult travel   conditions as temperatures fall to the freezing mark. This will   occur as early as the morning commute in areas just north and   west of Nashville, with difficult travel conditions expected   area-wide during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations   of up to one inch and ice accumulations mainly less than a tenth   of an inch are expected.

* WHERE...Southwestern Middle Tennessee and areas along and east   of the Interstate 65 corridor. This includes the cities of   Waynesboro, Columbia, Franklin, Nashville, Murfreesboro,   Manchester, Crossville and Jamestown.  

* WHEN...8 AM today to midnight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for wind chills to fall into the teens   during the afternoon.  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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