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Snowfall to hit Middle Tennessee Monday night, bringing Arctic chill before warming later in the week


Snowfall to hit Middle Tennessee Monday night, bringing Arctic chill before warming later in the week

Snow flurries in Leiper’s Fork Friday, Jan. 12/ Photo by Brooke Wanser.

By BROOKE WANSER

This weather report is sponsored by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical.

Though the sun shone through veiled clouds on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, prepare for temperatures to drop Monday night as a winter front moves in.

John Cohen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the storm which will begin tonight around 8 p.m., is a clipper front.

“A clipper front is a fast-moving winter front that carries a band of precipitation with it,” he explained, adding that snowfall will pick up continue midnight through sunrise on Tuesday.

Cohen said residents can expect one to two inches of snow, as the storm is moving slower than these type of fronts generally do.

Temperatures will remain in the twenties on Tuesday and Wednesday, with single digits in the morning, before warming on Thursday and Friday.

“Saturday is 56, if you can just hang on until then,” Cohen said.

According to the National Weather Service bureau in Nashville, this is the forecast for this week:

Monday
A slight chance of rain and snow after 3 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 42. South southwest wind five to 15 miles per hour, coming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight
Snow, mainly after 9 p.m. Low around 16. West wind five to 10 miles per hour, coming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday
Snow likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 19. North wind around 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday night
A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -1. North northwest wind five to 10 miles per hour.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. North northwest wind around five miles per hour.

Wednesday night
Clear, with a low around 9. North northwest wind around five miles per hour becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 35. Southwest wind around five miles per hour.

Thursday night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. South southwest wind around five miles per hour.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. South southwest wind five to 10 miles per hour.

Friday night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

Saturday night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

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