Winter weather to head this way

Post staff reports

Forget fall, it’s now winter.

OK, not according to the calendar, but a strong cold front is expected to bring in cold temperatures and a chance for light snow, yes, snow, on Tuesday.

Along with the cold front, there will be blustery conditions and an associated disturbance that brings with it a rain and snow mix chance across northern Middle Tennessee with mostly light snow at higher elevations in the Cumberland Plateau region.

Some sleet is possible, also, during the onset of precipitation by early Tuesday morning. Meteorologists said they do not expect any accumulation on roadways.

A Wind Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory on Monday, effective from 3 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday. Winds are expected to be out of the north at 15-25 mph with gusts to 35-45 mph.

Strong winds could create driving difficulties for high profile vehicles, especially for eastbound and westbound traffic, and some trees and power lines could be blown down, according to the advisory. In addition, loose outdoor items such as lawn furniture and trash cans may be blown around.

The winds will continue into Tuesday afternoon behind the cold front. As temperatures hold in the 30s during the day, higher winds and cold temperatures will create wind chills in the 20s.

The high on Tuesday should drop to around 31 by 5 p.m., with the low Tuesday night dropping to about 25 under mostly clear skies. Wednesday’s high should be near 45.