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Storm 5 Alert: Most of Middle Tennessee under winter storm warning

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-16 13:35:22-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A slow-moving weather system is moving south of the Volunteer State, bringing a mixed bag of precipitation from rain and snow to a wintry mix.

Watch below: Lelan and Nikki-Dee's forecast update at 12 p.m.

Most of Middle Tennessee (the counties in white on the map below) is now under a winter storm warning. The counties in purple are under a winter weather advisory.

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In the Metro Nashville area, it has been mainly rain with snow mixing in at times A warm layer just off the surface definitely played into the lack of snow for Nashville.

To the south and west of the city, many locations saw 1-3 inches of snow with a few spots seeing closer to 4 inches. The chance for the winter mix will continue into the afternoon for most of us and into the evening for areas along the Cumberland Plateau.

Scattered snow showers and flurries are possible Sunday night and on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Temperatures will fall to the mid to upper 20s overnight and only reach the mid to upper 30s on Monday afternoon.

This snow is not expected to be like the snowfall we saw last week. It will be very heavy wet snow, perfect for snowballs and snowmen. The heavy snow may weigh down trees and powerlines, which could lead to power outages.

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