NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A State of Emergency has been announced in a State of Tennessee due to an coming winter storm, approaching to move ice, sleet and presumably sleet to a mid-South region.
Officials with a Tennessee Emergency Management Agency pronounced a puncture was announced during 12 p.m. Thursday in credentials for a severe weather.
The National Weather Service pronounced counties in eastern Arkansas, northeast Mississippi and West Tennessee will be underneath winter charge watches and warnings Friday. Temperatures are approaching to dump into a 30s.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency orator Jeremy Heidt pronounced Thursday that a foresee includes frozen sleet and ice that could lead to downed trees and energy lines. Flooding could start by a weekend.
Forecasters pronounced transport will be dangerous and energy outages are possible.
The continue use pronounced Wednesday that a area expected to be a many influenced by ice is northeast Arkansas and northwest Tennessee.
A pull of arctic atmosphere began relocating down opposite Middle Tennessee Thursday. Temperatures during a morning were around 70 or a top 60s, though by a afternoon they had already forsaken into a 40s.
Temperatures have finished from near-record high levels to usually around frozen on Friday. Two low vigour systems will rise along a front bringing a hazard for complicated rains followed by ice and sleet for tools of a area.
The best possibility of disruptive wintry continue will be in northwestern Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Places like Paducah, Kentucky, could see several inches of sleet while adult to 1/2 in. of ice could tumble in places like Dover, Tennessee, and Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Ice that thick could infer really cryptic for transport in further to causing energy outages. Icing will expected during a day on Friday for these areas.
For a Nashville area, demeanour for rains changing to light frozen sleet by Friday dusk before finale sincerely fast Friday night. This could lead to sharp spots on roadways Friday night in a Metro area.
A mangle is expected to start on Saturday before topping conditions get too critical in Nashville. Another turn of frozen sleet will rise Saturday night that could lead to sharp conditions overnight.
Fortunately, warmer temperatures will change a flood to all sleet Sunday morning.
In Shelby County, Mayor Mark Luttrell has reminded residents to check on family and friends who are elderly, infirm or live alone.
Officials are monitoring highway conditions. Motorists should check their cars’ tires, windshield wipers and antifreeze levels.
(NewsChannel 5 and The Associated Press.)