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National Weater Service reports light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County this evening


National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports isolated light snow showers across Clarksville-Montgomery County and northern portions of Middle
Tennessee are expected late this evening through overnight hours.

Snowfall accumulations could approach one quarter of an inch for locations north of I-40 and west of I-65. Caution on area roadways advised.

Cold weather will be in place today, but it will become even colder by Wednesday as a strong arctic cold front moves through the area late tonight.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday night.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday night.

After highs today in the lower 30s, the mercury will fall into the teens by early Wednesday morning, with wind chill values ranging from -2 degrees north to 10 degrees south.

As this arctic air mass settles in, temperatures will warm little during the day with highs on Wednesday topping out in the upper teens north to the mid to upper 20s south.

Making it feel even colder, northwest winds of around 10 mph will create afternoon wind chill readings ranging from the single digits north and Cumberland Plateau Region to lower 20s south.

The coldest temperatures of the winter season will occur Wednesday night as lows fall to 5 to 10 degrees along the Cumberland Plateau Region, and 10 to 15 degrees elsewhere. Wednesday night wind chill values will generally be in the single digits. This frigid weather will begin to modify by Thursday afternoon as more tolerable temperatures in the 30s and lower 40s return.

Wind chill values on Wednesday morning will range from a couple of degrees below zero north to around 10 degrees south. Wind chill values on Thursday morning will range from the single digits into the mid teens. The duration of these cold temperatures may pose hazards to exposed plumbing, elderly, homeless, pets, and those venturing outdoors.

Scattered light snow showers will be possible across the mid state Thursday night. Snowfall accumulation amounts will range from around a tenth across southern Cumberland Plateau Region and locations approaching the Tennessee-Alabama border to around one half of an inch across the Land Between the Lakes Region. Caution on area roadways advised.

To protect ones self against this arctic outbreak, be sure to dress in layers and cover all exposed skin if venturing outside. Consider bringing in any outdoor pets and cover any non frost proof outdoor faucets. Check on the elderly and homeless also. To prevent pipes from freezing, leave a slow drip in regard to indoor faucets.

Counties Affected

Stewart County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Sumner County, Macon County, Clay County, Pickett County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Dickson County, Cheatham County, Davidson County, Wilson County, Trousdale County, Smith County, Jackson County, Putnam County, Overton County, Fentress County, Perry County, Hickman County, Lewis County, Williamson County, Maury County, Marshall County, Rutherford County, Cannon County, De Kalb County, White County, Cumberland County, Bedford County, Coffee County, Warren County, Grundy County, Van Buren County, Wayne County, Lawrence County, and Giles County.




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