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Wintry mix of ice and snow possible this week

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 18:26:38-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Another complicated wintry set-up taking aim for our area this week. Areas north of Interstate 40 will have a chance for both snow and freezing rain mid-week. Areas south of I-40 will stay warm enough to keep things all liquid.

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A Winter Storm Watch goes into effect late Tuesday through early Thursday due to the risk of a combination of spotty snow and freezing rain showers. Remember a watch means "watch out" dangerous conditions may develop. A warning is issued when dangerous conditions are occurring. Freezing rain is especially dangerous because it can create an invisible sheet of ice on roadways. Areas in the Winter Weather Watch need to be ready to avoid travel Tuesday night through early Thursday.

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Areas in the Winter Storm Watch may see as much as 1"-2" of snow and up to 1/4" of ice accumulation.

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The wintry mix will start as early as Tuesday night but the greater window of concern will be throughout the day on Wednesday into early Thursday morning.

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If you are in our northern tier make sure you have our Storm Shield App and stay tuned to the forecast. Freezing rain may not only lead to slick roads but potential power outages as well.