Special forecast issued Tuesday, January 31, 2023
**Watch for patchy dense fog tonight that could dramatically reduce visibility
**Total ice accumulation will range from 1/10 to 2/10 of an inch. The higher ice totals are expected north of Crossville, with the lower totals being found farther south
**All roads could become very hazardous overnight and into Wednesday morning. Even a little bit of ice can cause big travel troubles.
**Ice storm conditions occur at 1/4 inch (and greater) of ice. Those amounts are not expected on the plateau, though some of you in Fentress County may see some isolated locations that approach that mark.
**It continues to look like we will get a very cold rain Wednesday night, but I’ll monitor that very closely. I’m always nervous forecasting rain and 33 degrees. Stay tuned. That could end as some snow shower activity Thursday night.
Winter weather advisories extend across Middle TN. The dark purple in West TN is for ice storm warnings there.
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Confidence in amounts of ice that would put us close to ice storm criteria is low. In fact, this graphic is more for you folks in Fentress County, as you may approach that 1/4 inch mark in isolated locations.
This will vary by a degree or two for some of you. Those of you in Fentress could be a bit colder, while those of us in Cumberland could be a bit warmer.
Please note that this is a general timeline for the plateau. Be flexible by about an hour or two.
All of us on the plateau are risk for freezing rain tonight into early Wednesday morning.
The highest impacts from ice will likely be north of the red line that I’ve drawn below.
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