NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first full day of spring is feeling a lot like winter in Tennessee.
The National Weather Service office in Nashville says Thursday morning’s low of 22 degrees was just six degrees off the record for the date. Today’s high in the 40s will be a good 20 degrees below average.
West Tennessee is under a winter weather advisory Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible in the region with the heaviest snowfall occurring Thursday evening.
Nasvhille meteorologist Bobby Boyd says he’s not seeing anything like that for the mid-state.
“We may see a few flakes of snow here in the Nashville – Murfreesboro area late tonight but I really don’t think we’re going to see much in the way of snow through this part of Middle Tennessee.”
Boyd says he expects it to stay cool through the end of March, but Middle Tennessee is likely to see a big change the first of April.
“The outlook for April and May is to be above normal in temperature, and precipitation is also expected to be slightly above normal.”
Boyd goes on to warn that April and May may bring an unusually high number of severe storms.