With an approaching winter storm, A 4WARN Weather Alert is in effect for Friday, a significant change is on the way. Incredibly warm temperatures will give way to a cold blast that includes some snow by Friday. A Winter Storm Watch for western Middle Tennessee begins at 6AM Friday morning and continues through 12 midnight Saturday.
More on what to expect Friday in a moment but first, mild tonight, cloudy with lows in the upper 50s. Thursday will be even warmer with temperatures climbing into the upper 60s all thanks to a strong southerly wind. Take the umbrella along tomorrow scattered showers are expected out ahead of the cold front. That rain continues across the area through Thursday night into early Friday. Here’s the latest Futurecast depiction for that period.
Early Friday rain will turn to a rain/snow mix before changing to snow during the day. Futurecast shows the latest timing. Travel conditions will deteriorate as the day goes on.
Before the changeover to snow there could be some freezing rain and sleet, this means some icing is possible first mainly west of Nashville. About 1/4″ in most spots.
As of now, accumulations of 1″-3″ will be likely in general. Some spots could possibly receive 3″-6″ by early Saturday.
This is an evolving system, please check back in for continued updates. I’ll have the latest on news 4 at 10pm.