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.

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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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