Cold temperatures linger as Middle Tennessee sees 1st snowfall of 2017

Lawrenceburg (Courtesy: Doug Stokes)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The cold temperatures will linger after much of Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, saw its first snowfall of 2017.

Snow began falling early Friday morning and continued into the late morning and early afternoon in some areas.

Courtesy: iReport2
Courtesy: iReport2

Photos: Middle Tennessee sees first snowfall of 2017

Some places across Middle Tennessee saw a few inches of snow, while other areas only received a dusting.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight for several areas, including Maury and Cannon counties, among others. Visit wkrn.com/alerts for the latest.

The snowy conditions caused problems for drivers earlier in the day Friday. Officials worked hundreds of weather-related accidents, including:

  • 308 for Metro police
  • 220 for the Tennessee Highway Patrol
  • 70 in Rutherford County
  • 37 in Wilson County

By Friday afternoon, most interstate and state routes in the mid-state area were cleared, according to the THP.

However, they were concerned that leftover snow would freeze when the sun went down. They urged drivers to be extremely cautious while driving at night and to watch out for black ice. wkrn.com/traffic.

THP troopers will be out Friday night looking for stranded motorists who may have run out of gas or hit an icy patch.

“People can get hurt due to the extreme temperatures,” said Sgt. Travis Plotzer. “Hypothermia, things like that, are very real. That’s what we want to prevent from happening.”

Courtesy: Cam Farrell
Courtesy: Cam Farrell

Over the weekend, cold temperatures will linger. Highs are only expected to reach the upper 20s on Saturday and low 30s on Sunday.

By Monday, temperatures will improve with highs back in the 40s. Showers are possible on both Tuesday and Wednesday and highs will reach the 50s. See the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.

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