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Wilson sees wintry mix

Sara McManamy-Johnson sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Wilson County got a taste of winter Monday, and forecasters said there may be more Tuesday.

The National Weather Service Monday afternoon issued a special weather statement warning of a wintry mix for Middle Tennessee, including Wilson County.

By 3 p.m. Monday, the system spread light rain mixed with sleet and snow throughout the area.

“At the moment, it’s real pretty falling out of the sky and it may accumulate on top of the grass and raised surfaces, but it’s not supposed to stick to the roads at this point,” said Steve Spencer of the Wilson Emergency Management Agency.

Cars, trees and rooftops got a light blanket, but the snow soon turned to rain.

Spencer said forecasters expected areas near the Kentucky border could see rain and sleet into Monday evening, possibly creating slick road surfaces.

“They’re not calling for anything like that down this far [south],” said Spencer.

NWS forecasters said more of the same wintry mix is expected again Tuesday night. Forecasters expect rain and sleet before 9 p.m., and then there is a chance of snow between 9 p.m. and midnight.

New snow and sleet accumulation of less than half an inch will be possible.

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