Prepare for bitter cold next week

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 21:53:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Offensively cold weather is taking aim for the mid-state and is set to arrive Monday night.

The weekend will be mild with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Late Monday night an Arctic cold front will swing through the mid-state. A cold rain will start falling around 6pm Monday night. Freezing temperatures will arrive around midnight. As usual in Tennessee it'll be a race between the cold air and the moisture.

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As the sub-freezing temperatures chase the moisture across the mid-state we may see a brief period of a light rain/snow mix between midnight and 3am overnight into Tuesday morning. No significant accumulations are expected as the ground will be wet and is still relatively warm, a light dusting of snow is not out of the question mainly East of 65, but most folks won't have anything to measure.
It's a different story for the mercury.

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Everyone will feel the bitter blast of this cold front as temperatures tumble into the twenties by Tuesday morning and struggle to make it above freezing Tuesday afternoon. Expect a mean wind Tuesday with wind chills spending most of the day Tuesday in the teens and twenties. Wednesday morning will be the coldest as temperatures plummet into the teens.

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