Freezing Cold, How About Snow?

March came in like a lion and it’s still roaring with severe thunderstorms last night and now freezing temperatures tonight with possible snow tomorrow. Last night’s storms left damage.  The National Weather Service has been out surveying today.  They found evidence of two tornadoes today.  One and EF-0, the lowest on the scale, in Marshall County near Belfast.  The other in Moore and Franklin Counties, not too far from Lynchburg.  They also found wind damage in many areas.


Now the cold air has moved in. The high in Nashville only reached 57 degrees today.  Tonight the temperature drops below freezing. A Freeze Warning is in effect between 10pm tonight to 8am tomorrow. This is a little early for a Freeze Warning to be posted since we are not officially in the growing season yet, but things are already growing.


No doubt you have heard about the chances of snow tomorrow. We have a 4WARN Weather Alert for the chance of snow. A disturbance is dropping southward.  But this is a very tricky forecast because there is still disagreement in some models. Here is the latest RPM and it has changed the timing, position and accumulation, ugh.

It’s bringing in some snow early and pushing the evening round southward. That means very little accumulation is likely. This image is from the model above.


There are still some models hanging onto more snow in the evening. I am going with this forecast for amounts.


I do think accumulations will be light.  The snow will be rather slushy.  Roads will likely have some slick spots especially on bridges and overpasses late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  Things clear again for Sunday but it will still be cool.

Another disturbance moves in Monday and Tuesday with a chance of showers late Monday and a winter mix early on Tuesday.  Temperatures will drop again.


I’ll have the latest on Channel 4 News at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer




About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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