Storm 5 Alert: Rain changing to snow could create hazardous travel conditions today

Posted at 7:46 AM, Dec 09, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The threat for rain changing to snow Tuesday afternoon has prompted a Storm 5 Alert for the Middle Tennessee area.

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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.

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.

We will continue to tweak the forecast throughout the day so make sure to stay with the Storm 5 Weather Team for updates. Click here to view the latest weather forecast.