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Wintry mix brings freezing rain, sleet to Middle Tennessee and Kentucky

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:58:54-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Storm 5 Alert for Middle Tennessee has now expired after a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet led to some icy roads for areas north and northwest of Nashville.

The heaviest of the precipitation has moved out, but off and on scattered showers and freezing rain will continue for a few more hours.

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for northern Middle Tennessee, including Nashville.

An Ice Storm Warning continues for Kentucky until at least 6 p.m. Gov. Andy Beshear announced he has signed a state of emergency in response to the winter storm, which left more than 70,000 Kentucky customers without power.

The lowest temp in Nashville Thursday morning was 34 degrees, and that meant mainly a cold rain. From Dickson into southern Kentucky, temperatures ranged from 30 to 27 degrees. Some folks
even heard thundersleet this morning -- think of thundersnow but with sleet.

Overnight, patchy light freezing drizzle is possible. Then cloudy and cold for Friday.

Stay tuned over the next several days. There will be a few more chances to see winter weather in the Mid-South. Unfortunately, that will also include the chance for more freezing rain. The cold air stick around through the next seven days.