Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Weather To Strike West, Middle Tennessee

LINDEN, TN - West and Middle Tennessee will likely experience a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow Friday into Saturday causing some travel concerns. WOPC-HD Meteorologist T.J. Scott says at least an inch of snow is possible by late Friday according to the latest model runs.

As of this posting, the weather-maker is still centered over the western United States, but as it moves eastward, falls south and meets more moisture, the ingredients could be in place for a snow event for most of Tennessee.

Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service began to highlight the snow potential in weather discussions: "A Winter Weather Event Possible Across Middle Tennessee Friday into Saturday. There is the possibility of a winter weather event across Middle Tennessee 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.

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 Weather Service Office in Nashville along with our media partners that serve Middle Tennessee for the latest updates on this potential winter weather event."

Stay with WOPC-FM and WOPC HD News for the latest on this developing weather situation.