Is this the big one?
Middle Tennessee hasn’t experienced a paralyzing winter storm in years, and the National Weather Service says the conditions will be right for one as we head into the weekend.
A winter storm warning — which means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring — is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
Metro schools pre-emptively canceled classes Friday due to the threat of inclement weather.
The main impact of the storm is expected during the day Friday with 1 to 4 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice in the forecast. Overnight Friday, an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow and another quarter-inch of ice may blanket the Midstate.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has been working for most of the week spreading salt, brine and beet juice to help keep roads clear.
But those measures won’t be much help Saturday when temperatures are expected to dip into the teens and single digits.