TORNADO WATCH AND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

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A Winter Weather Advisory and Tornado Watch is in effect for Middle Tennessee, Saturday, December 16 through Sunday morning December 17, 2016.   

The National Weather Service issued a weather update at 2:28 p.m. central time to include a Tornado Watch with the forecasted Winter Weather Advisory for the following counties:

Benton, Carroll, CHEATHAM, Chester, Clay, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Lewis, Macon, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Wayne, Weakley, Williamson and Wilson.  

Current Weather:

66 degrees with winds out of the south at 16 mph

Tonight
Winter Weather Advisory! Rain showers before 3am then changing over to freezing rain and sleet, some rumbles of thunder is expected along with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will drop overnight to a low around 28, chance of precipitation is 100%. Varying reports have forecasted potential ice accumulation upon grass, trees and electrical lines with little to no accumulation of snow.  It’s is Tennessee… sometimes we just have to wait see how and when the predicted weather moves into Middle Tennessee!
Sunday
Winter Weather Advisory!  Freezing rain and sleet mixed with snow is expected before mid-day.  It’ll be cloudy but the sun will pop through the clouds after the morning winter weather passes bring a high of 30 degrees but with wind gusts up to 25 mph.  Chance of Precipitation is 50%.  Little to no ice or snow accumulation is expected.
Stay tuned to your local weather stations and National Weather Service for more weather updates.  Impending hazardous weather means the possibility of dangerous weather is high.  Take time to make sure your weather apps are updated, volume is turned up on your phones and check your Norton Weather Radios to make sure they are set, volume is up and they are operating.
If you have elderly neighbors or parents check to be sure they are aware of the impending hazardous weather.  If they have a Norton Weather Radio check to make sure it is set correctly to alert them in the event of a Tornado Warning or other hazardous weather.
Tennesseans, it’s going to be one of those nights, stay warm, updated and remember…
Tennessee Weather changes by the day, so don’t be dismayed, tomorrow it will probably change!  -Tonya Steele, Cheatham News
Please send weather photos to editor@cheathamnews.com!
-Tonya Steele
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