Accumulating Snow Possible Late This Weekend

After a few snow flurries here and there yesterday, accumulating snow is about to make a return to the Mid State.  This WON’T be a big system.  It will however be one that impacts some roads, especially Sunday night into early Monday.

As for today….we’re enjoying 100% of the possible sunshine this morning.  Here’s a look out the window in many of our communities, as of 7:55am…

Despite the sunshine, it’s cold!

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The breeze we have now is making it feel like the 20s in many spots, so dress warmly if you’re about to head out.

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Sunshine will stick around for a while today, before a few clouds roll in from the northwest.  There’s no rain or snow in the forecast today — just a southwesterly breeze, that’ll shift to more of a westerly direction late this afternoon.

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FUTURECAST shows the sky as we transition to this afternoon.

Temperatures will climb to around 50 in Nashville.

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Across the rest of the Mid State, we’ll mainly have highs in the 40s…

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Tonight, clouds will thicken…allowing for snow flurries and snow showers to develop by dawn.  Early tomorrow, some spots may get a dusting of snow.  Be especially careful on bridges and overpasses driving tomorrow morning where snow is falling, as temperatures should be just below freezing.

Throughout Sunday, any snow showers will mix with rain showers.

As you might have noticed from the FUTURECAST panels above, a few breaks in the clouds are likely then, too.  Those breaks will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 30s and lower 40s.  SO…if there are any slick spots early tomorrow, they’ll improve during the day.

Tomorrow night, as temperatures drop, any rain/snow mix will turn back to all snow.  This is when minor accumulations of snow have the best chance of occurring.

 

On Monday morning, temperatures will be in the upper 20s, so there could be a few more slick spots on roads.  The area with the greatest likelihood of that occurring will be far eastern Middle Tennessee.  The map below shows snowfall potential.  Notice the area in white which includes Nashville.  While it says “Up to 1/2″, there’s no guarantee any accumulation will occur.  Some communities within that white shaded region will just receive a few flurries.  Others likely will pick up 1/2”.  The nature of this snowfall event will be showery, so there will be quite a bit of variation in snowfall from town to town.

 

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Coming up on Channel 4 News Today between 9am and 10am, I’ll talk more about this system for tomorrow.  We’ll also cover what’s in store for next week.  We hope you join us then!

DT

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