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Middle Tennessee Under Winter Weather Advisory

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee is bracing for more winter weather on Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of Middle Tennessee until 6 a.m. Thursday. A winter storm warning has been issued for counties in the northern Cumberland Plateau and highland rim until noon Thursday.

Temperatures were forecast to rise above freezing late Wednesday evening in the Nashville area, diminishing the threat of icing. A difference of a few degrees will determine what form of precipitation falls Wednesday into Thursday. Less than a quarter of an inch of ice accumulations are expected Wednesday night. It could create dangerous driving conditions.

Wednesday evening, some freezing rain was reported in Middle Tennessee from a single band of precipitation but there were no major problems.

Up to a half-inch of ice is expected in Celina, in Middle Tennessee near the Kentucky line.

Most spots should see a combination of sleet, snow and freezing rain, changing over to rain.

All Delta flights, incoming and departing, have been cancelled until 9 a.m. Thursday due to inclement weather in Atlanta. Other flights, such as Southwest, have had delays.

TDOT and Metro Public Works already prepared the roads by brining major roads with a salt and water mixture. 

The greatest amounts of sleet and freezing rain are expected to occur in areas near the Kentucky state line. 

The weather service advises travel will likely be difficult with icy roads and that some areas may have downed limbs and power outages as ice accumulates on trees and power lines. 

Some snow is also expected with the Kentucky storm. 

For more information about the winter weather warning and winter storm advisory, visit our Weather Alerts page.

For the latest school closings, go to our Snow Watch School Closings page.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Story)

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