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Friday evening update

It’s starting to look wintry outside! The winter weather advisory remains in effect until midnight. Periods of light snow will continue into the evening. The threat of freezing rain/drizzle has pretty much ended as of 5:00 p.m. The dry slot that I showed earlier on satellite really helped to reduce that threat. We’ve also been fortunate that the cold air has been thick enough to support light snow, rather than light freezing rain, this afternoon. That is very fortunate!

When the arctic front moved through at noon today the temperature dropped 20 degrees in 35 minutes. That is quite the temperature plunge! The current temperature is now 27, down from our high of 58 earlier today.

The snow you see on the radar image below that is back around Nashville will continue to move eastward. Areas north of I-40 stand the best chance of reaching the 1-2″ snowfall limits. Otherwise, expect periods of light snow to continue, with slick roads becoming more dangerous as the evening and night progresses.

Also, don’t forget to prepare for the bitter cold air that has returned. After a brief warm-up on Monday, we’ll be plunged into the most severe arctic cold of the season. Overnight lows will likely either dip to zero or go below zero by Wednesday morning.

You all stay warm tonight! More flurries are likely Saturday. I’ll have a full update in the morning!

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