Today is Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Light snow falling in Midstate

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Light snow began falling in Middle Tennessee Monday afternoon, including in the Nashville and Wilson County area.

The National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory issued a Special Weather Statement earlier in the day calling for a wintry mix to include rain and sleet, but by about 3:25 p.m., some areas in the Mid-state were seeing at least a dusting with grassy areas and vehicles covered.

Temperatures were above freezing, and while no travel problems were expected during the afternoon rush hour, some bridges and overpasses could become slick.

In anticipation of a wintry mix, crews with Tennessee Department of Transportation had been out already treating roadways with a salt brine solution and will switch to salt later, should conditions warrant.

The precipitation is from a low pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico. Typically, Middle Tennessee gets most of its snowfall when colder temperatures and moisture from the Gulf collide.

The system will move through pretty quickly and Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Winds will be north-northwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wednesday night will be mostly clear with a low of about 18 degrees.

Thanksgiving Day will be sunny, with a high near 40 degrees. Thursday night will be mostly clear with a low of about 24.

Friday should be sunny with a high of 50, and Friday night is expected to be mostly clear with a low of about 27.

Meteorologist Bobby Boyd noted that on Nov. 25, 1950, the temperature dropped to minus 1 degree, making it the coldest temperature ever recorded in November in the area. The high for the day was 19. “This is the lowest daily high on record for November,” he said.

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