Snow and ice headed this way for weekend

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 3:04am
Staff reports
A National Weather Service map shows the predicted line of snow, freezing rain and rain expected later this week.

A winter storm is still in the forecast for Middle Tennessee later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm should move into the area late Thursday, when forecasters say rain will turn to snow across northern parts of the state with Interstate 40 the likely boundary for snowfall.

A mixture of rain, sleet and freezing rain can be expected to areas south of I-40, NWS predicts.

On Friday, the forecast calls for snow to continue across the north and push southward toward the Alabama state line as the day progresses.

Forecasters say much colder air will meet moisture being pushed up by a low-pressure system moving across the coastal plains of Georgia late Friday and early Saturday, resulting in more snow and ice.

Although computer models have been consistent with this forecast over the last several days, NWS reports say it is too early to provide a reliable forecast of snow and ice accumulations.

“With this storm comes the possibility of significant snow and ice accumulations,” according a NWS special weather statement. “Significant accumulations of snow and ice are probable, especially during [Friday] afternoon.”

3 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 1/27/10 at 2:27

Yeah right.

Let the panic begin!

By: TITAN1 on 1/27/10 at 2:55

If the low tracks across central Alabama then we should get a lot of snow or snow and ice. If it tracks a little farther north then it will be mostly rain. A little farther south then not much moisture, just cold. Right now they are showing the track right across central Alabama.

By: TITAN1 on 1/27/10 at 3:00

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