A Little Snow Will Be Followed By A Lot Of Cold Today

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The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Wind Chill Advisory, which is in effect from 6 am Friday to 6 am CST Saturday. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.

* Timing... snow accumulation expected during the morning west of I-65. East of I-65... snow accumulation through mid afternoon.

* Main impact... one inch snowfall expected. Travel problems and delays can be expected across the mid state.

* Other impacts... a surge of Arctic air will move into the mid state in the wake of the system. Wind chill values Friday and Friday night fall to five degrees below zero. Wind Chill Advisory is in effect Friday and Friday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Special Weather Statement

Statement as of 4:22 AM CST on January 07, 2010

Light snow today then the Arctic blast late today and tonight...

An Arctic cold front in southeast Missouri and central Arkansas is pushing southeastward toward the midstate. Light snow ahead of the cold front has been reported in Clarksville... Erin... and Big Sandy... as well as several locations in west Tennessee. Expect snow accumulations in middle Tennessee around one inch by this evening.

Temperatures behind the Arctic front have dropped into the single digits in the Central Plains with temperatures well below zero in the northern plains. As the cold air moves into the midstate late today and tonight expect wind chill temperatures to drop to near zero tonight and around -5 degrees Friday night. The bitter cold will
continue through the weekend before a gradual warmup on Monday and beyond. Residents should take precautions to protect life and property from the bitter cold.

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