The Big Thaw

*Update at 8pm to add Wind Advisory

After living in the deep freeze for days with below average and below freezing temperatures, the high in Nashville finally returned to normal 45 degrees.  And more warm air is on the way, ushered in by a strong south wind.

I am ready for a big thaw, I just got back from the mountains of North Carolina were it was even colder, 5 inches of snow on the ground, highs in the single digits and a strong north wind…but I still smiled it was beautiful.

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Just like there, today many back roads were still icy around Middle Tennessee, like this one in Bedford County. Tomorrow more thawing will take place with the warmer air moving in. But there are still some schools that have delayed start times or snow routes. Check out the latest Snowbird Report.

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Afternoon highs will swing the opposite direction and rise to above average levels. Expect 55 tomorrow in Nashville.

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The area of high pressure that has been responsible for the cold air, is now shifting east changing those winds to the south.  *That with an approaching front has prompted a Wind Advisory for Tuesday, 6AM to 6PM.  Winds could be 20-30 mph. sustained with gusts 40-50 mph for locations along and north of I-40 and along and west of I-65.

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It won’t be sunny and warm, clouds will be hanging around the next few days.  There will also be some periods of on and off rain. This Futurecast model brings rain in tomorrow afternoon and continues through the evening.

I would say take your umbrella, but it may turn inside out the next couple of days with the higher winds.  This pattern will help melt any remaining ice from the streets as the temperatures will continue to rise to the 60s as the week goes on.

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There will be a little dip with the next cold front on Friday.

I’ll have an update on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

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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