Will Nashville experience its first significant snowfall of 2012 this afternoon?
Probably not, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Rose.
“For the Metro area, there’s not much (of a chance). We could have some white snow during the afternoon and evening, but no more than an inch,” Rose said.
Temperatures are expected to gradually drop this afternoon, reaching an overnight low of 21 degrees.
As a precaution, Metro Nashville Public Schools cancelled all after school programs, including athletic events, scheduled for this evening.
According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, this morning’s rain prevented crews from prepping the road with brine.
“We were prohibited from doing anything this morning. We can’t put brine down on the road since the rain would wash it away,” said TDOT Community Relations Officer Deanna Lambert.
“We’ll wait to see if some of the roads clear up, but in the case that the rainfall persists and turns into snow, we’ll apply calcium-enriched salt (this afternoon).”
Lambert said TDOT is constantly monitoring the weather and communicating with other regions about the weather headed toward Nashville.