NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Thursday night's cold snap is just an appetizer to the brutal bitter blast expected next week. We'll bottom out in the upper 20s Friday morning with wind chills dipping into the upper teens outside the city. Thankfully we'll moderate a bit this weekend with lots of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday.
Sadly the mercury comes crashing down again next Monday night. A potent cold front will move through quickly next Monday night and will set the stage for potential record setting cold high temperatures Tuesday. The coldest recorded high for Tuesday is 34 in 1920, we're forecasting a high of 35 so it'll be a photo-finish for the mercury.
The system will bring some light rain Monday also. Sub-freezing temperatures will chase the rain across the mid-state and may cause a brief wintry mix of snow/rain late Monday night. No accumulations are expected.
Panic factor for wintry weather is near zero. Of much bigger concern is the frigid temperatures and wind-chills to follow this system. Lows next Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning will dip into the teens for some, with wind chills near single digits along our Northern tier.