Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dangerous Winter Storm Headed to Tennessee

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're likely aware of a pretty interesting weather system poised to roar through Tennessee over the next several days.

CHANGES IN THE FORECAST ARE LIKELY so stay 'weather aware.'
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Warm Wednesday:

The high today (Wednesday) was 73.0°, which was our warmest day since October 30th. It is also just the second time since 2007 that we topped 70° in December. I expect we'll not be as warm on Thursday, but we'll see rain developing and stick with us for several days.

Winter Weather Warnings:

Winter Storm Warnings are posted for southwestern sections of Kentucky while a Winter Storm Watch is posted for sections of northwest Tennessee. I'm not yet convinced of our chances for winter weather here in the Cookeville area. The greatest threat for our friends around Clarksville, Paris, Camden, Dickson and surrounding areas is the chance of an ice storm. The farther north and west you go toward the Kentucky border is the area where the most significant ice accumulations may occur.

Significant Rain Amounts:

Here in the Cookeville area, we'll see rain develop overnight although not all of us will see showers. The rain will 'set in' on Thursday with a 100% chance through Thursday night. We'll see a 90% chance of rain on Friday and a slight "POSSIBILITY" of a wintry mix late Friday night. Rain will develop again late Saturday lasting all the way through Sunday night. We could see upwards of 3" with some isolated 5" rainfall totals once the system wraps up.

There is some great high school championship football games at Tennessee Tech starting on Thursday afternoon and lasting through Saturday night. Get your rain gear together and come on out!
TSSAA link
Cookeville Champions link

The complete 7-day forecast is below:

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