Current Watches and Warnings
Tennessee, De Kalb
Statement as of 3:50 AM CDT on October 30, 2014
Expires 5:00 PM EDT on October 30, 2014
... Winter-like conditions to affect the mid state this weekend...
A powerful cold front will move across middle Tennessee on
Friday and usher in winter-like conditions to the mid state for
the upcoming weekend... with freezing temperatures expected both
Friday and Saturday nights... and some light snow even possible on
Friday night across the northern Cumberland Plateau.
For Halloween... scattered rain showers are expected during the
day as the cold front moves through the region... with highs
topping out in the 50s. Festivities on Friday evening can expect
chilly temperatures falling through the 40s... gusty northwest
winds of 15 to 25 mph... and a few light rain showers.
By Friday night... temperatures dropping into the 30s will allow
for the light rain to mix with and changeover to some light snow
on the northern Cumberland Plateau. Areas from Monterey to
Jamestown could even see a dusting of snow. Much heavier snow is
expected across east Tennessee on Friday night and Saturday... so
if traveling in that direction this weekend prepare for snowy
Temperatures below freezing are expected across northern and
eastern middle Tennessee on Friday night... with lows falling into
the low to mid 30s. Highs will only rise into the 40s to around 50
Saturday afternoon... before temperatures fall into the upper 20s
to around 30 throughout the area Saturday night.
Freeze warnings will likely be required for parts of middle
Tennessee on Friday night... and for all of middle Tennessee on
Saturday night. Plan ahead now to protect any sensitive outdoor
plants and animals from the upcoming cold this weekend.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 2:18 AM CDT on October 30, 2014
... Record breaking rainfall for October at Nashville and Crossville...
Rainfall so far this month at Nashville Airport has totaled 8.41
inches which breaks the previous record of 8.35 inches set back
Rainfall so far this month at Crossville has totaled 8.82 inches
which breaks the previous record of 7.20 inches set back in 1981.
There is still a chance for light rainfall on Halloween and even
the possibility of a mix of light snow and rain in the upper
Cumberland late Friday night.
Measurable snow has fallen only twice at Nashville in the month of
October. On this date in 1925... Nashville measured one inch of
snowfall. This is the largest snowfall in October at Nashville.
Also... on this date in 1993 Nashville had a trace of snow. Snow
has fallen only twice on Halloween in Nashville. The first was in
1931 when a trace was measured... and the second time was in 1993
when 0.4 inch of snow fell on Halloween.
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