Temperatures Fall, Some Schools Closing

Jan 21, 2014



Credit weather.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snow and colder temperatures have returned to Tennessee.

Several school districts announced early closures as the arctic blast hit Tuesday, bringing snow showers and temperatures that could dip into the single digits.

Snow was forecast for areas east of Interstate 24. The weather service said the greatest accumulations are expected in the mountains of East Tennessee. The northern Cumberland Plateau could see up to an inch of accumulation while a half-inch is possible across the rest of the Cumberland region. Areas in the Interstate 24 corridor could see a dusting of snow.

The blast of winter weather also will bring dropping temperatures. By the afternoon, temperatures are expected to be in the 20s and could bottom out in the single digits by early Wednesday.