NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The threat for rain changing to snow Tuesday afternoon has prompted a Storm 5 Alert for the Middle Tennessee area.
A powerful cold front began moving in Monday night, causing temperatures to fall. As that happens, rain will transition to snow -- which could happen as early as mid-morning around Nashville.
Temps continue to drop across the #MidSouth. It's now in the 30s in Nashville. Some of you have reported a winter mix in the mid-state in the last few minutes. What's happening at your house now? The cold forecast now on @NC5 This Morning. #tnwx #kywx #Storm5Alert pic.twitter.com/9vHwFKEd3L— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) December 10, 2019
Our ground will be warm and wet so even with snow falling, it will not immediately stick. The most likely scenario is a dusting to a tenth of an inch for most spots on grassy and elevated surfaces. Higher amounts up to 1/2-1" are possible for higher elevations.
Keep in mind that timing and accumulations are likely to change -- the key factor will be how quickly the cold air arrives and how much moisture is left.