From 60 To Zero in 24 Hours…Weather In the Deep South…Winter Storm Watch

by Lynn McMillen
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11212504-young-hispanic-man-caught-in-a-gust-of-wind-and-rain-stormTENNESSEE VALLEY-A strong cold front will push southward across the region during the afternoon on Wednesday. Warm temperatures are expected ahead of the front. Along with the warm temps numerous showers or thunderstorms and a gusty southwest wind will also occur on Wednesday. A few strong storms will be possible with wind gusts of 40-50 mph the primary threat. Winds will shift to the northwest following frontal passage with widespread rainfall expected to develop by late afternoon as temperatures begin to fall.

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With falling temperatures on Wednesday and throughout the evening rain will change over to freezing rain, sleet and snow in many areas a winter storm watch is in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday morning, March 5 until 3 p.m. on Thursday.  According to the National weather Service there could be ice  snow cloud cartoonaccumulations of .10 to .25 and a trace of snow  are very likely.  Temps will be in the low teens just above zero due to strong northerly winds.

A winter storm warning has been issued in effect from noon on Wednesday, March 4 through Thursday, March 5 at 6 a.m.

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Icing may cause some power outages and travel is expected to be hazardous.  A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow or sleet with ice and strong winds.

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