Deep Freeze, then Spring Preview

Bitterly cold air’s the main story this morning.  A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon.  Frostbite is a threat to skin exposed to the cold in just 30 minutes time.  The wind chill will range from -10 to zero.

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Temperatures this afternoon will only climb into the low 20s.  Assuming we only hit 22 degrees (or below) in Nashville, this will be the coldest day Nashville has had in 3 years — since February 19, 2015!

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Flurries and areas of light snow are common this morning, beneath a deck of clouds passing through.  A dusting to 1/2″ of additional accumulation are possible.  This afternoon, the sky will clear as the clouds producing the snow exit to the south.

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Despite the sub freezing temperatures all day, sunshine will cause more melting today on treated roads.  Tonight, temperatures will bottom out around 10 again, so areas of black ice will reform.  School closures will likely be widespread again tomorrow, as a result.

Down the road, notice the nice pattern change that will give us a big warm-up.  We’ll even have highs in the 50s and lowermost 60s this weekend.  A lot of the snow will melt then.  Then, after a passing shower or two on Sunday, rain will be more likely on Monday.

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Join us today on News 4 at noon.  Melanie Layden will show you the clearing line, where sunshine’s developing!

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