Elements of Center Tennessee woke as much as freezing rain Tuesday as a blast of wintry climate moved throughout the area. One other wider wave of freezing rain, together with ice, is feasible tonight into Wednesday morning.
A winter climate advisory is in place for many of the area till 6 a.m. Wednesday, with as much as 0.02 inches of ice accumulation attainable.
“Plan on slippery highway situations,” NWS stated. “The hazardous situations may influence the morning or night commute.”
The freezing rain will transfer by the area into the in a single day hours earlier than clearing out after midnight, the forecast confirmed. A number of colleges districts introduced delays or closures because of the winter climate Wednesday. See the complete listing right here.
Present climate advisories
A winter climate advisory is in impact till 6 a.m. Wednesday for the next counties:
Bedford; Cannon; Cheatham; Espresso; Clay; Cumberland; Davidson; De Kalb; Dickson; Fentress; Giles; Grundy; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Lawrence; Lewis; Macon; Marshall; Montgomery; Maury; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Putnam; Robertson; Rutherford; Smith; Stewart; Sumner; Trousdale; Van Buren; Warren; Wayne; White; Williamson; Wilson
A have a look at highway situations in Center Tennessee; I-40 backup close to Memphis
Spotters reported mild icing in Montgomery County, Williamson County and Cheatham County on elevated surfaces and in greater elevations throughout the day Tuesday.
Whereas a number of wrecks cropped up all through the day, no main journey points or wrecks have been reported as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Circumstances can change rapidly, officers warned, and the freezing rain might trigger slick spots on roads and particularly bridges.
The newest highway situations might be obtained by calling 511. The Tennessee Division of Transportation additionally has reside visitors cameras by way of its SmartWay visitors maps at smartway.tn.gov/visitors.
In West Tennessee, large backups and a number of wrecks have been reported Tuesday afternoon alongside Interstate 40 close to Memphis. Roads, bridges and overpasses have remained frozen over all through the day, in response to NWS Memphis. One other wave of freezing rain and ice are additionally anticipated in West Tennessee on Tuesday.
“Freezing rain is essentially the most harmful kind of winter precipitation,” NWS Memphis stated. “Should you do not completely should be out on the roads in the present day, do not be.”
Nashville-area climate radar
Tuesday: Freezing rain probably earlier than 10 a.m., then an opportunity of rain after 3 p.m. Likelihood of precipitation is 60%. Rain, sleet and freezing rain are all attainable in a single day into Wednesday morning. In a single day probability of precipiation is 80%. Excessive: 37; Low: 30
Wednesday: A slight probability of snow earlier than 7 a.m., then a slight probability of freezing rain between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Likelihood of precipitation is 20%. Rain is probably going after midnight, with a 60% probability of precipitation. Excessive: 40; Low: 33
Thursday: Rain probably. Likelihood of precipitation is 70%, lowering to twenty% at evening. Excessive: 43; Low 27
Rain probably. Cloudy, with a excessive close to 43. North wind round 5 mph.
Friday: Sunny. Excessive: 41; Low: 23
Craig Shoup contributed to this story.
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