More snow is on the way to Nashville. At least an inch, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service issued a winter weather advisory for parts of the Middle Tennessee region on Monday. The advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday.
The area is expected to receive scattered showers and a few thunderstorms Monday, with a few strong storms south and east of Nashville in the afternoon. The threat of severe storms will remain south of I-40 and east of I-65. The rain is expected to mix with the snow and turn into snow before leaving.
Light snow accumulations are possible (up to 1 inch of dust) but the weather service is unsure of exact snow amounts. Any snow will fall primarily along and north of I-40 over the Cumberland Plateau, they said. If cold air moves in quickly, snow totals could exceed two inches in some locations north of I-40.
Warmer temperatures, however, may melt much of the snow that falls, resulting in little or no accumulation, they said. Regardless, weather services recommend slowing down and driving with caution.
“There is significant uncertainty over any snow accumulation due to air and ground temperatures remaining above freezing, and snowfall amounts could be higher or lower than current forecasts.” the weather service said.
The heaviest snow totals are expected to remain to the north, but there is a two to four hour window when areas along and north of I-40 are expected to be saturated and below freezing. The weather service said the window could allow for widespread snow showers and possibly a little more accumulation than initially expected.
On Tuesday, precipitation is expected to freeze, making roads slippery.
“The good news is we will warm into the 40s and 50s by Tuesday afternoon, so all of these light snow accumulations should disappear by the afternoon,” the weather service said.
Nashville Area Radar
7-day forecast for Nashville
Monday: High near 56 and 100% chance of precipitation. Showers and thunderstorms before 3 p.m. then showers between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Showers and possibly thunderstorms after 5 p.m. New precipitation possible between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch.
Low around 32 at night and 90% chance of precipitation. Rain and snow showers before 1 a.m. then slight risk of snow showers between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., thunder is also possible.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 53 and a low around 32 at night.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 60 and a low around 40 at night.
THURSDAY: Sunny, with a high near 62 and a low around 37 at night.
Friday: Partly sunny with a high near 56. 50% chance of showers at night with a low around 35.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny with a high near 47 and a 30% chance of showers. A minimum around 26 at night.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 50.
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