Winter weather is once again in the forecast this weekend, and it will likely impact roads and other daily activities for Nashvillians over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
The National Weather Service says rain will turn to snow beginning Saturday night into Sunday across Middle Tennessee. Accumulations between 2 to 6 inches are expected, with lower or higher amounts possible.
Sam Shamburger, lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Nashville, says it’s going to look a lot like the snow that fell on Jan. 6.
“Right now it looks pretty similar, but the main difference is this is going to be heavy, wet snow. So It’s going to stick to a lot of stuff like roads,” he says. “It could also cause some scattered power outages due to it accumulating on the power lines and tree branches out there.”
WINTER STORM WATCH all of Middle Tennessee Saturday night and Sunday. Significant snow accumulations will make travel very difficult, maybe impossible in some areas. Average amounts 3-6 inches, some more, some less. Get ready y'all! pic.twitter.com/rnB7zOjRqH
— NWS Nashville (@NWSNashville) January 14, 2022
WeGo has posted snow detour routes for over a dozen different bus routes ahead of the weekend.
Shamburger says temperatures will remain in the 20s and 30s on Monday, likely affecting travel through early next week.
“Some of the snow will melt on Monday, but it will probably take until Tuesday until the majority of it is gone,” he says.