Snow to continue falling heavily over northern Plains, Midwest
Parts of as many as six states could receive a foot of snow from this storm as the system buries the Upper Midwest and works its way southeastward.
Parts of Middle Tennessee woke up to snow falling on Sunday morning, while rain and sleet continued in others.
“Some areas have up to a half inch with slick spots on elevated surfaces,” the National Weather Service Nashville tweeted around 4 a.m. Sunday.
The areas where it’s raining or sleeting are expected to switch to all snow later today, NWS Nashville said. A winter storm warning is in effect for most of Middle Tennessee until 6 p.m. Winter weather began with low-impact rain on Saturday, shifting into snowfall early Sunday.
NWS released new predicted snowfall totals Sunday morning. Nashville could see 2-3 inches, while areas further south like Columbia, Waynesboro and Tullahoma could see 2-3 inches. Areas on the Cumberland Plateau, including Jamestown and Crossville, could see up to 10 inches.
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“Snow showers are expected to continue through afternoon hours today across entire mid state region and across Cumberland Plateau Region through evening hours tonight,” the forecast said. “Major travel impacts will occur. Please exercise caution on area roadways through tonight. Only travel if absolutely necessary.”
Meteorologists expect this snowfall to be “wetter and heavier” snow than Nashville saw in its last two snow events earlier this month, NWS tweeted Saturday. Power outages are possible if snow piles up on trees and power lines.
Hazardous travel conditions could stretch out as late as Tuesday as colder temperatures persist, NWS warned. It said the Cumberland Plateau may be especially difficult, where higher snowfall amounts are expect.
“If you must travel, keep extra warm clothing, flashlight, non perishable food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” NWS said. “Please keep up to date with latest forecasts and road conditions information across Midlle Tennessee and surrounding regions.”
The Tennessee Department of Transportation began pre-treating some roads as early as Friday and had crews ready to dispatch overnight Saturday as snow began, according to spokesperson Rebekah Hammonds.
People in need of roadway assistance can contact THP by dialing *847 (THP) to have a trooper dispatched to them.
Find winter weather tips, travel information and more at tn.gov/tdot/inclement-weather. You can also follow @myTDOT on Facebook and Twitter for urgent traffic information. Call 511 for the road conditions in your areas.
You can also use the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay map to view real-time traffic conditions by clicking on “traffic cameras” from the drop down feature menu at the top right.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday for the following counties: Bedford; Cannon; Cheatham; Coffee; Davidson; Dickson; Giles; Hickman; Humphreys; Lawrence; Lewis; Macon; Marshall; Maury; Perry; Robertson; Rutherford; Smith; Sumner; Trousdale; Wayne; Williamson; Wilson
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday for the following counties: Houston; Montgomery; Stewart
A winter storm warning is in effect until 12 a.m. Monday for the following counties: Franklin; Lincoln; Moore
Sunday: Rain and snow showers, becoming all snow after 4 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 100%. High: 34; Low: 24.
Monday (MLK Jr. Day): Mostly cloudy. High: 39; Low: 25
Tuesday: Sunny. High: 50; Low: 36
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