A significant ice storm is possible as a winter storm system moves into the state from the southwest. Precipitation will begin as a mix of light snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday morning and will slowly increase in intensity as significant amount of ice begin accumulating during the afternoon and into the night.
The Geographic area to be impacted includes Clarksville, Nashville and Murfreesboro metropolitan areas and extending north and east to include the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau.
Light snow will begin across much of the watch area on Wednesday morning, with mainly snow along and west of the Cumberland Plateau. That will shift to freezing rain in the afternoon and rain mixing in Wednesday night.
Snow accumulation of one-half inch will occur east of Nashville and along the plateau. Total ice accumulations will range from one tenth to one quarter of an inch can be expected across the watch area through Wednesday night, with the greatest accumulation along the northern counties.
Ice in these amounts will create havoc on roads and add tremendous weight to power lines with the possibility of telephone and power outages.
Stay tuned to your weather radio or preferred source for weather information for the latest updates, weather conditions and cancellations. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.