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Middle Tennessee Remains Under Winter Weather Advisory

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As a winter storm moves across the State of Tennessee, residents prepare for the threat of ice, sleet and the possibility of snow.

Davidson County and its surrounding counties remain under a Winter Weather Advisory and counties in the northwest portion of the state are under an Ice Storm Warning until midnight. Counties in southern Kentucky were under a winter storm warning as a result of the storm.

The biggest threat across parts of Davidson and its surrounding counties has been large amounts of rain in addition to freezing temperatures. The National Weather Service said freezing rain could result in half a of inch of ice Friday night. The best chance of seeing disruptive wintry weather will be in northwestern Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.

A State of Emergency was declared Thursday by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Jeremy Heidt, a spokesman for TEMA said the forecast could lead to downed trees and power lines. Flooding could potentially occur throughout the weekend.

Officials said they are also expecting the possibility of power outages and slick roads.

A push of arctic air began moving down across Middle Tennessee Thursday. Temperatures during the morning were around 70 or the upper 60s, but by the afternoon they had already dropped into the 40s.

Temperatures went from near-record high levels to only around freezing on Friday. 

Another round of rain, likely ending as snow, will move in Sunday before tapering off on Monday giving us a threat for problems with travel Monday morning.

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