January 2: More Cold Air

Another  Arctic front is set to move into Middle Tennessee tomorrow. This morning was record setting for Crossville with a low dipping down to 1°. The old record was 3° from 1977. In Nashville, the low hit 5°, the coldest it’s been this season. By the way the last time Nashville went below 0 was February 5, 1996 at -3°.

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Tonight will be dry but extremely cold once again in the single digits. The wind will be calmer tonight, so the wind chill should not be a big issue.

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Highs will be slightly warmer tomorrow, in the mid 30s. Tomorrow night the next front moves in. There could be a few flurries along the Cumberland Plateau.  Then the colder air will be felt Thursday and Friday with the highs back down to the mid 20s. Saturday starts to rebound to the mid 30s.

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A more significant a warm up is expected the second half of the weekend! Upper 40s return on Sunday with increasing rain chances late Sunday into Monday.

On another note we reach Earth’s closest point to the sun for this entire year at 11:35PM tonight.  Astronomers call this special point in the Earth’s orbit perihelion. Perihelion comes from the Greek root words peri meaning near and helios meaning sun. Unfortunately this closer encounter with the Sun will not warm us any.

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This year’s Perihelion is tonight January 2.

Join me for a weather update on News 4 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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