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January 1, 2014

NWS Special Weather Statement calls for possible accumulating snow

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UPDATE (5 p.m.): The  National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement calling for accumulating snowfall over northern Middle Tennessee on Thursday. The snowfall is expected Thursday and Thursday evening.

A cold front will sweep through Middle Tennessee tonight and Thursday morning bringing widespread precipitation  and considerably colder temperatures. Because of these cold temperatures, most of the precipitation will fall as snow. Snow accumulations of a half inch are possible.

Temperatures will bottom out in the teens across all of Middle Tennessee as an arctic air mass spreads over the region.

(8 a.m.): A cold front descending over the area on Thursday will merge with leftover moisture to support the potential for light snow across the midstate region. Accumulating snow  is expected north of I-40 before the system shifts east, producing snow across the Cumberland Plateau.

Accumulations of 1/2  to 3/4 of an inch of snow are expected. and could result in travel problems across the midstate on Thursday. and into Thursday night.

As this event unfolds, the upcoming forecast  may indicate additional snowfall and a Winter Weather Advisory may need to be issued.  Listen to NOAA WX weather radio of visit for the latest weather information.

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