Winter Storm to Bring Ice and Snow to Middle Tennessee

snow day picture on natchez trace
photo by Kem Jackson, taken from the January 11th snow on Natchez Trace

UPDATE Feb 14: Roads are covered with a thin layer of ice across Nashville and other parts of Middle Tennessee on Sunday morning. National Weather Service suggests people do not drive this morning unless an emergency. A Winter Weather Advisory is until Noon for freezing fog and freezing drizzle.

Original Story:

A major winter storm will affect Middle Tennessee early next week with a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow expected, reports National Weather Service (NWS).

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Sunday through early Tuesday for all of Middle Tennessee.

What to Expect:

  • Significant ice and snow accumulation is expected
  • Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch possible.
  • Major travel impacts are likely, especially Monday and Tuesday

Daily Weather Breakdown:

*photos from NWS

Daily Forecast Updated Sunday, Feb 14 9:45am

Sunday

Areas of freezing drizzle before noon, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet after 1pm. Areas of freezing fog before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 29. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Sunday night: Freezing rain and sleet, mainly before 5am. Low around 23. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Monday

Freezing rain and sleet before noon, then snow. High near 27. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 12. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North northeast wind around 5 mph.

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