Statement as of 2:56 PM CST on December 04, 2013
... Wintry mix across central middle Tennessee this weekend...
A winter storm is expected to arrive this weekend affecting
mainly areas over northwestern middle Tennessee. However locations
all along the I-65 corridor including the Nashville Metro area
will still have a chance to see a wintry mix Friday night and
again Saturday night.
A cold front will affect middle Tennessee Thursday into
Friday... bringing with it ample rainfall. With an Arctic airmass
ushering in sub-freezing temperatures behind the front on
Friday... any rain could change over to a wintry mix Friday evening
into Friday night. It appears as though rain would change over to
a freezing rain or sleet mix in the Metro Nashville area and
northern I-65 corridor roughly around 6-8pm Friday. Light ice or
sleet accumulations will be possible across all of central middle
Tennessee after the changeover occurs... roughly between 8pm and
midnight Friday night. Light ice accumulations on trees and
powerlines... or sleet accumulations on roadways could cause power
outages as well as hazardous travel conditions Friday night. A few
snow flakes or freezing drizzle could occur before precipitation
exits overnight Friday.
Another episode of mainly freezing rain is expected across
north-central middle Tennessee late Saturday night and Sunday
morning. Rain will push into the area from the south... and with
sub-freezing temperatures in place at precipitation onset... light
ice accumulations could occur on trees and power lines late
Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The best chance will be
around the Nashville area and points northward... especially higher
terrain areas. Any accumulations though would likely melt
throughout the day on Sunday as temperatures rise to at or above
freezing and a heavy yet cold rain takes over.
It is certainly possible that areas that get freezing rain this
weekend could end up with damage to trees and power lines...
especially in places that see the freezing rain two nights in a
Anyone planning travel across the mid state this upcoming weekend
should remain alert to any changes in the forecast.