STORM 5 ALERT: Wintry Mix, Snow Possible Friday In Middle Tennessee

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 16:14:52-05

A Storm 5 Alert has been issued for Friday ahead of a wintry mix that could bring snow to the Middle Tennessee area.

The past several days have been much warmer than at the beginning of the year, but this trend comes to an end late Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a Winter Storm Watch Wednesday afternoon.

It was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning Thursday afternoon for some southern Kentucky Counties and parts of Middle Tennessee.

NewsChannel 5 Meteorologist Lelan Statom said a powerful cold front will move through the area early Friday, bringing a significant drop in temperatures.

As the cold air arrives Friday, this will change rain into a winter-mix then to snow showers.

At this time, it appears some portions of the area will see some snowfall. However, it’s still unclear just how much snow we could get throughout the day.

Anyone who’s traveling for the weekend should monitor conditions over the next couple of days.

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