Temperatures plummet to dangerous lows in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dangerously low temperatures and wind chills are cause for concern Thursday.

Temperatures will only rise to the teens Thursday after dropping to near zero Wednesday night. The wind chill dropped into the negative teens in the early morning hours.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for much of Middle Tennessee until at least Noon on Thursday.

Another round of snow is possible during the day on Friday, bringing about an inch before changing to sleet, freezing rain and eventually to all rain. Check the latest forecast at wkrn.com/weather.

Some school districts across the region, including Metro Nashville, will stay closed for the entire week. View the full list at wkrn.com/closings.

In a media briefing Wednesday afternoon, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean urged residents to protect themselves from the cold.

“Please be careful and use your discretion before you or your children spend much time outdoors. It’s just not safe to be outside for any length of time in this kind of weather,” Mayor Dean said from the Emergency Operations Center. “And we’re expecting to have more wintry precipitation Friday and early Saturday before temperatures pick up a bit.” Click here to read his full statement to the public.

Temperatures are expected to rise to the 50s Saturday, melting much of the leftover snow and ice that lingers.

Tennessee now has six confirmed, weather-related fatalities.

Monday night, a 34-year-old Franklin mother and her 10-year-old son were killed on Interstate 65 in Williamson County.

Emergency management officials said a 30-year-old man also died in Knox County in a traffic crash and a crash in Overton County claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman.

Two people died of hypothermia; a 63-year-old in Hamilton County and a 48-year-old man in Shelby County.

Tennessee remains in a State of Emergency as officials continue to assist stranded motorists, clear interstates and address ongoing power outage issues. Click here to view the NES outage map.

Metro Transit Authority is operating normally on major corridors but has put snow routes into effect. Read more at NashvilleMTA.org.

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Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory at 7:30 a.m. Thursday
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