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Wilson County braces for severe cold front

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and freeze watch in anticipation of a cold front expected to move through Wilson County on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The wind advisory is in effect until Tuesday at 7 p.m. The freeze watch will go into effect Tuesday at midnight until Wednesday at 9 a.m.

“We will remain under a wind advisory throughout the day [Monday] and Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the west,” said Capt. Steve Spencer with Wilson Emergency Management Agency. “We can expect to see gusty winds on both sides of the front. As the front pushes over our region late [Monday] afternoon, the daytime heating could help spawn strong thunderstorms containing straight-line winds and small hail. At this time the threat of severe weather is very low, but some storms could be strong to sub-severe [Monday] afternoon.

Spencer said the front would be to the east of Wilson County on Tuesday as colder air begins to blow. Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper-20s Tuesday night before recovering Wednesday.

“Any outdoor plants will need to either brought in or covered Tuesday night,” Spencer said.

He said another front is expected to push through Friday and into Friday night bringing with it another chance of rain.

“At this time, the long-range forecast for Easter Sunday is sunny with highs in the upper-70s,” Spencer said. 

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