Winter storm warning issued for Wilson County

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 3, 2014 at 8:09 AM

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Wilson County due to impeding freezing rain and ice expected Sunday night.

The warning will go into effect Sunday at 6 p.m. and remain in effect until Monday at noon.

Forecasters said significant ice accumulations are likely in parts of Middle Tennessee on Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. According to forecasters, 1 inch-2 inches of snow are forecast for the northern half of Middle Tennessee late Sunday night into Monday. Freezing temperatures will continue to push southeast as the day progresses behind a cold front.

A change from rain to freezing rain will begin across northwest parts of the mid-state by noon then spread southward and eastward Sunday night. Significant ice accumulations between ¼ to 1 inch northwest of Lebanon are expected.

As temperatures continue to drop late Sunday night and into Monday, freezing rain is expected to change to sleet and then snow across northern counties with 1 inch-2 inches of accumulation in areas generally north of Interstate 40.

Due to freezing rain, sleet and snow, trees and power lines could experience ice accumulations resulting in power outages. North winds of 10 mph-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph are expected, which could worsen ice accumulation problems on trees and power lines.

Forecasters said conditions could make travel hazardous or impossible. 

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