January 20, 2018

Freezing temperatures and snow predicted for Middle Tennessee on Friday

13 January 2018, 11:14 | Christie Tate

Latest Forecast: Storm Brings Mountain Snow, Front Range Rain

Winter storm expected to hit Thursday

Winter storm Hunter also brought snow to Kansas and blizzard conditions to North Dakota.

These winds have now moved east with the storm.

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have been posted. The wind chill will be between minus 1 and 9, with a north wind of 8 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

Winds at times could be damaging.

South wind at 10-15 miles per hour, gusts up to 20 miles per hour.

However, a reinforcing shot of frigid air will arrive with a cold front expected Saturday, which will send Austin's temperatures tumbling back into the 20s overnight.

By 8:53 a.m., the temperature had dropped another 3 degrees, to 20 degrees in Topeka.

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Today - Rain and sleet before 1 p.m., then freezing rain and sleet between 1 and 2 p.m., then snow and sleet after 2 p.m. Temperature falling to around 23 by 4 p.m.

While this event is trending more in the direction of ice, if the moisture sticks around long enough, we could see a dusting of snow in the evening, with the highest chance for snow being in the Shoals. "We should see a light glaze of ice in the Tupelo area".

A foot or more snow is forecast across much of Western New York by Saturday afternoon, according to the North American Global Forecast System weather model.

Yesterday the WPC had a slight risk for 12 inches of snow for parts of southern Indiana. Saturday in State College will see a high of 26 degrees with 1 to 3 inches of snow after the precipitation changes over.

Rain will change to freezing rain and sleet from parts of Wisconsin to Missouri and Kansas. The heaviest snow and sleet is likely to come between 2 and 9 a.m. Saturday. We'll freeze it very quickly which will create a slippery layer of ice all over everything. The temperatures the past few days have been a nice reprieve from the cold, but it has lead to rapid snow melt.

The latest forecast calls for up to an inch of snow in northeast Arkansas with lesser amounts to the south and west.

"Scattered power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice", the National Weather Service said.

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