Statement as of 5:05 AM CDT on March 15, 2014
... Freezing rain and sleet expected over northern middle Tennessee
Sunday night and early Monday morning...
Rain is forecast to change to freezing rain and sleet over the extreme
north late Sunday evening... before ending early Monday morning.
A low pressure system is forecast to track from southern Arkansas
Sunday morning... to northwestern Georgia by Monday morning. A warm
front will extend from the low up across southern middle Tennessee
on Sunday... where afternoon temperatures are expected to hit the
lower 60s. Meanwhile... north of the warm front... across northern
parts of the mid state... colder air will work in from the north.
Temperatures across the north will actually fall during the day on
Sunday... and by mid afternoon... while Lawrenceburg is enjoying a
very mild 62 degrees near the Alabama border... Clarksville will be
shivering at 41.
Temperatures will continue to fall Sunday night over northern
parts of the mid state... with rain likely to change to freezing
rain and sleet over the extreme north. At sunrise Monday... the
freezing line will probably extend from near Waverly... to
Dickson... Joelton... and Lafayette. Therefore... the areas most
vulnerable to getting the freezing rain and sleet will be along
the Highland Rim... north of Nashville... and over the
northwest... around Clarksville and Dover.
Right now... it looks like the freezing line will stretch across
extreme northern Davidson County... just north of the Nashville
Metro area early Monday morning. However... if the cold air pushes
further south than currently expected... some slick spots could
even develop in Nashville for the early morning rush hour on
Although ice amounts over the north are expected to be light... you
should remember that it only takes a single patch of ice to cause
If you plan on driving across northern middle Tennessee Sunday
night and early Monday... stay abreast of the latest forecast so
you can know the type of weather you will encounter along the way.