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Storm 5 Alert extended until Monday for dangerously low temperatures

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-23 18:00:11-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dangerous, cold temperatures have prompted a Storm 5 Alert from late Friday until Monday.

This is an extension of the existing alert.

The dangerous cold will continue through the holiday weekend with only a brief period above freezing expected Monday. The continued threat of cold temperatures, bitter wind chills and icy roads will persist through the holiday weekend.

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Current Conditions

  • Humidity: 31%
  • Dew point: 25°
  • Pressure: 30.15 in
  • Wind speed: 15 mph
  • Wind direction: SW
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Sunrise: 06:51 AM
  • Sunset: 05:08 PM


Prepare your vehicle before hitting the road

Driving during icy and snowy conditions is dangerous, but if you have to get out on the roads, be sure to prepare your vehicle first!

Car emergency kit necessities:

Tips for driving safely in the snow:

Don't forget the four Ps!

The National Weather Service urges everyone during dangerously cold weather to remember the four Ps: People, pets, plants and pipes!

Be sure to check on vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and children. Make sure outdoor pets have a warm shelter or bring them inside. Bring your plants inside or cover the ones that must remain outside. Lastly, cover any outdoor exposed pipes and drip your indoor faucets.

Is your home prepared for the cold weather?

It's important to prepare your home before cold weather moves in!

Read more: Experts recommend how to prepare your home for winter weather

Winter weather preparedness checklist:


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