Winter/Spring/Winter…

In just 48 hours, our weather is flip flopping once again. Yesterday was a reminder that it’s January, the cold air and clouds settled in and their were flurries falling across much of the mid state.  Folks along the Cumberland Plateau did get some accumulation.

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An inch to and inch and a half was the norm in most of the higher elevations. For some people that was enough to build a snowman.  Thanks to Jill for sharing her Frosty, as she named him.

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Frosty is not long for this world. What’s left of him will melt quickly tomorrow as temperatures will rise to the 60s across much of Middle Tennessee.

Tonight with a mostly clear sky, you should be able to catch a view of the waxing crescent Moon, Mars and Venus. Venus will be the bright star-like light in the sky. You’ll need a jacket with temperatures in the 40s.

(addition) If you missed it tonight, view again tomorrow night as the moon and the planets will be in a similar position.  The best time to view is after the sun goes down and it becomes dark.

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As I mentioned tomorrow will be much warmer with plenty of sunshine, we should make it to the low 60s in Nashville. Wednesday remains mild by January standards.  A weak front will bring more clouds a few showers along the Tennessee and Alabama line. Cold air will spill in on the back side of that front, bringing our temperatures closer to what is expected in the middle of winter. A few isolated showers are possible late Thursday and a better chance of spotty showers early on Friday.  Right now it looks like most of that will remain liquid.  The most likely spot for a change over to a winter mix is along the Cumberland Plateau.

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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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