Temperatures to plunge as snow moves through Tennessee, Kentucky

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The majority of Middle Tennessee is under a Winter Weather Advisory as temperatures will drop overnight with the coldest air of 2018 followed by snow across the region.

However, for southern Kentucky and some western Tennessee counties, the advisory was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, which will remain in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.

For this round of winter weather, no ice is expected at all. However, travel conditions will go down in a hurry late Monday night. Get the latest forecast at wkrn.com/forecast.

Some schools closed ahead of the impending weather, such as Davidson, Sumner, Wilson, and Cheatham counties. Visit wkrn.com/closings for an updated list.

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The snow already started in southern Kentucky and western Middle Tennessee in the late afternoon, and in the late evening, it’ll spread over the I-65 corridor through the mid-state before heading to the plateau Tuesday morning.

With such cold air in place, a light, fluffy snow is anticipated–but it could blow around easily, further reducing the visibility.

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The snow wraps up Tuesday afternoon into the evening with an even 1 to 2 inches across the region.

From there on out, extreme cold is the focus with low temperatures in the single digits Tuesday night with a wind chill values below zero.

Overall, prepare for tough travel and harsh cold. Click here for a full story on snow and dangerous cold.

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