NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Patchy ice and a light
accumulation of snow are possible by late morning in Middle Tennessee.
The National Weather Service in Morristown
said colder temperatures could change rain to freezing rain leading to icy
areas in the Cumberland Plateau. Some areas could see a wintry mix including up
to 2 inches of snow.
The wintry weather caused several school
districts across the state to cancel classes.
As a precaution, the Metro Nashville Public School system announced closures for Monday due to the threat of icy conditions. Several other school systems around the area closed as a precaution. For a complete list of school closings, visit our Snow Watch Page.
The National Weather
Service said ice can form quickly on wet roadways as temperatures drop below
Roadways were slick from overnight rain, and some areas reported icy patches. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Metro Public Works will be out monitoring the roadways and salting icy areas as needed.
Officials in Trigg County, Kentucky reported several collisions Sunday night due to the wintry weather conditions. A portion of Interstate 24 was closed near mile marker 60 after a collision involving two tractor trailers.
By Tuesday, another front will move through the area, bringing the possibility of thunderstorms to our area.
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.