Freezing rain, snow possible across Middle Tennessee Friday, Saturday

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NASHVILLE: A Winter Weather Event is possible across Middle Tennessee on Friday into Saturday with accumulations of ice and snow creating hazardous travel.

An approaching frontal system will produce numerous light to moderate rain showers Thursday night into Friday. As the cold front crosses the area from west to east on Friday, temperatures will fall below freezing, changing rain to freezing rain and snow.

By Friday evening, precipitation will be all snow. The snow could continue into Saturday as well. On top of some ice accumulation, several inches of snow could fall, especially across the northern Highland Rim. Temperatures will be in the 20s Friday night through Saturday, so hazardous travel is likely.

Though temperatures will reach into the low 60s on Thursday, they will plummet significantly on Friday and remain below freezing day and night through the early part of next week.

There is still a significant amount of uncertainty with this possible winter weather event that is still more than 48 hours out. Stay tuned for further information from the National WeatherService Office in Nashville along with our media partners that serve Middle Tennessee for the latest updates on this potential winter weather event.

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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