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Winter chill returning to Mid-State by next week

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 16:14:47-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The calendar is all that's reminded us that it is January, with temperatures that have felt more like Spring all month!

In fact, we have not had an average or below average day since the start of the year! (A typical high for us in January is in the upper 40s). It's been so warm that some viewers say their plants and flowers are confused and have begun to bloom early.

Check out this shot of our viewer Debbie Parker's Daffodils blooming in Symrna!

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Wednesday is no different with temperatures flirting with record highs, and spring-like storms possible by later Wednesday night. A marginal risk is possible for a few strong storms in our southeastern counties.

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A briefly damaging wind gust and small hail are possible, but the threat is low.

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Don't count winter out just yet, long range models show a pattern shift coming for the Mid-State by next week. Another round of rain is on the way for Saturday, and behind this system much colder air is coming. Sunday through Wednesday highs only look to be in the 30s with overnight lows in the 20s and teens.

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Sorry for our snow lovers, the big cool down does not come with the chance to build a snowman!