WINTER STORM ALERT: Mix of ice, snow expected Friday in Tennessee, Kentucky

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Much of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky are under winter storm advisories ahead of Friday’s expected ice, sleet, and snow.

The storm system will move in in the morning, bringing rain that will turn to a mix of freezing rain and sleet before sunrise. By mid-morning, it will transition to snow through Friday evening.

Several school districts have already closed ahead of the winter weather, including Clarksville-Montgomery County and Sumner County. Visit wkrn.com/closings for a full list of school closures and delays.

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for many counties, including Montgomery, Humphreys, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Perry, Robertson, and Stewart–as well as the majority of southern Kentucky.

In these areas, ice accumulations from 1/10 to 3/10 of an inch are expected, with snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.

As for the rest of the mid-state, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. This includes counties such as Davidson, Williamson, Sumner, Putnam, Maury, Giles, and many more. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

In these areas, total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches and ice accumulations of 1/10 to 2/10 of an inch are expected.

Travel conditions are expected to be hazardous Friday across the entire region of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving.

Travel is not advised Friday afternoon or evening due to our expected weather conditions.

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TDOT says it has replenished their salt supplies across all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks.

Once the storm is gone Friday night, cold air stays locked in place with highs in the 30s, lows drop to the teens over the weekend to early next week. Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.

Downed trees could be a concern in some areas due to the storm. To report a power outage in Nashville, call NES at 615-234-0000. You will need the NES account number, meter number, or phone number associated with your account for the system to recognize your outage. You can also visit NESpower.com to check the latest outage map.

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