Sumner Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Freeze Warning
Statement as of 9:56 PM CDT on October 31, 2014

...Freeze warning remains in effect from 1 am to 9 am CDT Saturday... ...Freeze warning remains in effect from 11 PM CDT Saturday to 8 am CST Sunday...

* temperature...overnight lows tonight will drop to the upper 20s to around 32 for most of the area. It will be a bit colder on Saturday night as temperatures should drop into 20s across all of middle Tennessee by early Sunday morning.

* Impacts...vegetation and crops that are susceptible to damage from freezing temperatures need to be protected both nights.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions can kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Special Statement
Statement as of 2:50 PM CDT on October 31, 2014

...Winter-like conditions to affect the mid state this weekend...

A powerful cold front will move across middle Tennessee this afternoon and usher in winter-like conditions to the mid state for the upcoming weekend. Freezing temperatures are expected both tonight and Saturday night...and some light snow is even possible tonight across the northern and central Cumberland Plateau.

For this afternoon and evening...scattered rain showers are expected. Then...as the cold front moves through the region...temperatures are going to fall. In fact...outdoor festivities this evening will include chilly temperatures falling through the 40s area wide...except into the 30s across northern areas and the plateau by mid evening. Gusty northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph will add to the chill.

By mid to late evening...temperatures dropping into the 30s will allow for the light rain to mix with and changeover to some light snow on the northern Cumberland Plateau. Areas from Monterey to Jamestown could even see a dusting of snow. Much heavier snow is expected across east Tennessee on Friday night and Saturday...so if traveling in that direction this weekend prepare for snowy conditions.

Below freezing temperatures are expected across much of the mid state by sunrise Saturday...with lows falling into the upper 20s to lower 30s. Highs will only rise into the 40s to around 50 Saturday afternoon...before temperatures fall into the 25 to 30 degree range throughout the area Saturday night.

A freeze warning is in effect for the entire mid state area both late tonight and again on Saturday night. Freezing temperatures look imminent. Therefore...plan ahead now to protect any sensitive outdoor plants and animals from the upcoming cold.