Freezing temperatures and snow predicted for Middle Tennessee on Friday

Alfred Osborne
January 13, 2018

Expect unsafe travel conditions late Friday into Saturday as a layer of ice is covered by snow. "We should see a light glaze of ice in the Tupelo area".

After 7 p.m., we will see a better chance for scattered to widespread rain. A north northwest wind of 8 to 15 miles per hour may gust as high as 26 miles per hour. Much of the salt on area roadways has likely been washed off given the amount of rain over the last 24 hours.

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The areas impacted are mainly those north of Jasper, Clinton, Heber Springs, and Augusta.

A total ice accumulation of several hundredths of an inch is possible, according to the weather service.

Friday night: Wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet, changing to snow through evening. Wind chills are expected to be below freezing and speeds are expected to be between 10-25 miles per hour.

A brief period of sleet and snow mix at the tail end of the rain is possible. Expect road conditions to deteriorate throughout the day, with roads eventually becoming snow covered in the afternoon.

Lexington could see a small accumulation of ice before snow begins later Friday.

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In the State College area, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 40s on Thursday and upper 50s on Friday, according to AccuWeather.

Partly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the low teens and feels like temperatures in the single digits.

The forecast calls for freezing rain and sleet before 8 p.m., then sleet between 8 p.m. and midnight with snow after midnight.

The heaviest snowfall amounts will be in our northwestern communities near New Castle, Slippery Rock and Franklin, with decreasing amounts the farther southeast you go.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for SW Montana east of the divide through noon on Friday. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Monday night - A chance of snow.

Below-zero temps also return for the weekend with lows Saturday and Sunday nights around 10 below zero.

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