First Snow of the Season on the Way

UPDATE 9:45PM

Here is the latest timing on the snow expected tomorrow.  I like this scenario so much better.  This shows the snow moving into southern Kentucky about 2:30pm and spreading southeast.  I still think the greatest amounts will be on the northern Cumberland Plateau. See my original blog below for more details.

Paul Heggen will be back on Channel 4 News Today with the update.

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ORIGINAL BLOG posted at 7pm.

The cold air is in place, now it’s wait and see time for the first snow potential of the winter. A  Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for tomorrow from noon until midnight.

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An upper level low pressure system will move across Middle Tennessee Thursday afternoon and evening. Cold air is already in place, but a reinforcing shot of arctic are moving in.  Tomorrow afternoon is the most likely time frame for the snow to begin. Here is one Futurecast depiction.  I think we could see some of the snow slipping down into the mid-state before this timing.

There should be no issues for the morning commute tomorrow, but there could be some slick spots for the evening commute. Most snow accumulation will be on grassy surfaces and rooftops, but elevated roads will likely be the most affected by the snow.  Depending on how this all plays out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some schools close early.

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This is not the big one, so no need to raid the grocery store shelves. Although, I know no matter what I say, there will be no bread tomorrow.  Here’s is a look at the snowfall total projections across the area.

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We will see another chance of snow the following morning, this one will take a different track, bringing snow to the southern counties.

Join me on Channel 4 News at 10pm for an update. (7pm)

Lisa Spencer

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About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.
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