Winter Weather Advisory, blustery and cold Tuesday

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Snow is coming down over much of Tennessee and North Alabama Tuesday morning, and some accumulation is already occurring.  Several school systems have announced delays and closures; you can find those here on WHNT.com.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for DeKalb, Jackson, Lincoln (TN), Moore (TN), and Franklin (TN) Counties until 6 PM today.

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Need travel conditions?  Roads are icy in much of Middle Tennessee; check the latest conditions for the major highways with TDOT’s SmartWay Map.  Alabama does not have the same system, but some conditions are available from ALDOT.

Because temperatures will be near or below freezing for much of Tuesday, accumulating snow is possible through Tuesday evening — particularly for Southern Middle Tennessee and Northeast Alabama. In fact, as much as 1-2″ of snowfall is expected through Tuesday evening for much of northeast Alabama/south central Tennessee, and areas located 1200 feet or higher in elevation may see as much as 2 inches of snow.

Winter Weather Advisory as of Monday night

Overall, this is not a “major” snow event, and we expect the impacts from this system to remain minimal. With that said, it is important to use caution when traveling over the usual “slick spots”, like bridges and overpasses. These sections of roadways are more exposed to freezing temperatures, so water accumulating on a bridge or overpass is going to freeze faster than water accumulating on road built on solid ground.

The other impact of this system is the duration of below to near freezing temperatures that will linger through Thursday morning. Be sure to bundle up as you go out and about this week, and check on vulnerable friends and family, like young children and the elderly. Avoid leaving your pets outside for a long duration of time, since the temperatures will be dangerous for them, too.

(MORE: How do you stay warm when it is brutally cold outside?)

As this event progresses, we will provide updates within our forecast discussion as well as on WHNT News 19.