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

Posted: 7:46 AM, Dec 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-10 23:49:30-05
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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.

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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.

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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.