January 3: Another Cold Blast

Arctic air makes a quick return tonight and lingers through Friday, with highs only reaching the low to mid 20s. That’s about 10° below today’s high of 37 in Nashville.  That brought an end to the streak of below freezing days, about 4 total.  The record is 9 days from February 1899, that’s been on the record books a long time. But the break from freezing temperatures won’t last long.  Temperatures will drop to 13 by morning in Nashville.


As the front move in the winds pick up. The combination of wind and cold air has prompted a Wind Chill Advisory from 12m to 9am. Wind chills will likely range from 5° to -5.

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The system could also produce a few flurries for the Cumberland Plateau.  Places like Jamestown and Monterey could see 1/4″ accumulation. The rest of the mid state will be snow deprived just cold.

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Friday and Saturday will be chilly but the sunshine will make it feel a little better.  With a south wind Sunday will really warm up…48° will be the high.  Some showers move in Sunday day. Rain will be more prevalent Monday.  It will be warmer too, high 53°. This will keep showers in the form of a liquid late Sunday into Monday. There could be a few flurries as the next batch of cold air spills in Monday night.

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Chilly again for Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

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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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