Batten down the hatches Antioch, it is looking likely to happen again. Snow. Bread. Ice. Milk. Constant posts in Hip Antioch asking if the roads are bad.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service, a weather system will move into the area tonight with a lot of rain before midnight. In the early morning hours, cold air will move into the area.
A high of 37 degrees is currently forecasted, and some models show the rain shifting to snow as late as 1 p.m. Friday as the temperatures begin to cool.
Throughout the day Friday, the rain will transition to sleet and freezing rain, and finally to snow.
The NWS predicts that counties near the Kentucky state line could see ice around daybreak. Accumulations of two to three inches are forecasted for this part of Middle Tennessee.
The National Weather Service states that significant amounts of snow, sleet, and/or ice are expected and that travel will be extremely hazardous.
The Nashville Cold Weather Community Response website has information on homeless and emergency/overflow shelters.
Tennessee Department of Transportation had, prior to yesterday’s snow, 250,000 tons of salt and 2 million gallons of salt brine available for use.
According to a TDOT press release, “ When snow hits Tennessee, TDOT ice and snow removal teams focus first on clearing interstates and heavily traveled state routes and will specifically target areas vulnerable to freezing, such as hills, curves, ramps, bridges and interchanges. During prolonged weather events, crews may have to clear roadways repeatedly.”
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a Level 3 State of Emergency in preparation for the storm.