Mid-State Starts Weekend With Snow

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-11 23:51:44-05

Middle Tennessee woke up to snow covering the ground just more than a day after severe storms.

Many said they were surprised to see the snow when they looked out their windows Saturday morning. Throughout the day, the precipitation changed to just rain and the snow quickly melted away.

However, meteorologists had forecast that more snow could be on the way for our area.

The rain had been expected to change to a rain/snow mix just after sunset Saturday, then to snow overnight. In Nashville, flurries fell multiple times before midnight, but did not leave the ground covered.

Another strong cold front was set to swing in Saturday just ahead of the snow system that had been expected overnight into Sunday.

Reports stated any accumulations would be light from Saturday night’s system.

Drivers were warned to be safe on the roadways as they could become slippery overnight into Sunday, but forecasters said the conditions would improve quickly on Sunday due to sunshine and above freezing temperatures.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said crews worked Saturday morning, but added for the most part, roadway temperatures stayed above freezing.

Salt was placed on the roads in slushy areas to help keep them from freezing Saturday night. Crews were set to treat the roadways as needed through the night into Sunday,

All of Middle Tennessee was placed under a Winter Weather Advisory for most of Saturday and Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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Sunday's high temperature was expected to reach around 50 degrees.

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