Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a travelers advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery county, Stewart County and Western Middle Tennessee through Sunday morning.
Major travel problems will continue across Western Middle Tennessee through at least noon on Sunday. Thus, it is recommended that you only travel if absolutely necessary and if you do, exercise extra caution while driving at a reduced speed and leave plenty of time to get to your destination.Although I-40 and other major roadways may be passable, the vast majority of roadways, bridges and overpasses across Western Middle Tennessee continued to be snow covered and very treacherous to drive on.
Also, a few trees and power lines may be knocked down from the snow and ice, falling on these roadways along with causing isolated power outages across this area. With north winds gusting to 25 mph at times overnight, blowing snow limiting visibilities temporarily may also be a concern in the morning.
With overnight low temperatures expected to range in the lower 20’s, any form of melted snowfall on untreated roadways will quickly refreeze, compounding hazardous driving conditions.
Although decreasing cloudiness is expected as the day progresses on Saturday with sunshine finally coming out, along with partly cloudy skies Saturday night and again on Sunday, high temperatures are expected to only range from 29 to 32 degrees by Saturday afternoon.
Although some melting of snowfall on unshaded roadways may occur during the day on Saturday, it may not occur on shaded secondary roadways at all and with overnight low temperatures expected to range from single digits north to upper teens south across western Middle Tennessee on Saturday night, any water on roadways will refreeze with prominent black ice potential possible.
Temperatures will not warm significantly above freezing across Western Middle Tennessee until at least noon on Sunday.
Montgomery County, and Stewart County.