Smokey Barn News, December 4, 2013
Winter storm watch in effect from Friday morning through Saturday 12am…
The national weather service in Nashville has issued a winter storm watch for mainly ice and sleet accumulations… Which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening.
* timing… From 9am friday morning through midnight Friday night.
* main impact… Freezing rain could cause ice accumulations of up to one half inch by Friday night. This may be combined with sleet and light snow accumulations of up to and around an inch as well.
* other impacts… Very hazardous travel conditions will be likely as well as the potential for power outages from downed trees and power lines due to ice accumulations.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant ice or sleet and perhaps snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
… A potentially dangerous winter storm looking more likely to impact northwest middle Tennessee Friday and Friday night…
Conditions are coming together for a winter storm to impact much of the region Friday and Friday night. A strong cold front will pass through middle Tennessee Thursday night into Friday… Bringing with it ample rainfall. As cold air rushes in behind the front on Friday… Rain will begin to change over to a freezing rain and sleet mix across northwest middle Tennessee during the mid-morning hours on Friday. As surface temperatures cool below freezing… Some sleet and ice accumulations will be likely by Friday evening.
Snow or freezing drizzle may mix in at the tail end of the system late Friday night but regardless… Impacts from this winter storm could be quite hazardous for northwest middle Tennessee.
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