Weather Could Turn Treacherous Friday

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee that is in effect from 5:00am Friday Morning, January 12th until 9:00pm Friday Night. Even a small amount of ice will create hard travel conditions for the area into Friday morning's commute.

After last week's winter storm that deluged coastal areas and blasted snow across New England, followed by a regional thaw, MA residents are preparing for rains Friday and Saturday that are expected to rapidly melt more snow and cause further flooding before a cold front arrives to refreeze everything.

There are no major changes to the forecast as we head through the day with the cold front blasting out of Kentuckiana by late morning with rain eventually giving way to freezing rain/sleet and eventually snow from west to east.

One to two hundredths of freezing rain can be expected in northern Arkansas before a change to sleet occurs.

As this system moves over the area, be prepared for hard travel conditions and slick roads, especially into Friday morning! Ice and snow accumulations are expected to be higher across northeast OH and northwest Pennsylvania with somewhat higher snow amounts in the snowbelt of northeast OH and northwest Pennsylvania.

Predicted mixed precipitation and significant snow accumulation has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm warning for the north country.

Once temperatures drop below 32°, the wintry mix will turn into snow showers.

The storm is expected to gradually end on Friday.

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So forecasters cautioned that any travel problems that develop today may linger into Saturday.

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies and freezing cold temperatures continue, with a high of 21 degrees.

A strong cold front was moving through the state on Friday morning, along with scattered rain. Heavy snow possible of 4 to 8 inches. Light snow also fell.

Areas near the Canadian border may see up to 10 inches of snow and sleet, the service said.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow.sleet.or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Most of the Northeast, as far as southern ME should expect rain. Memphis and Shelby County will be on the line with nothing up to an inch.

Snowfall will start Friday morning and continue until around noon for the region.

Localized gusty winds are possible and could produce blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility. "We could see a brief window of wintry mix late-morning to mid-day hours".

Much of the Northeast still has snow on the ground and ice floating in the rivers after weeks of being in a deep freeze.

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