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.”