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The Clarksville area forecast for January 5th, 2014

Infrared image of the United States at 8:45 a.m. CST
Infrared image of the United States at 8:45 a.m. CST
Geostationary Satellite Server and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A Winter weather advisory is in effect from 3p.m. this afternoon until midnight tonight. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from midnight tonight until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

A strong system is expected to move through the Clarksville area today bringing scattered showers into the afternoon, but quickly changing to snow once the front moves through. The snow is expected to last through the evening with one to two inches of snow falling by the end of the storm. Temperatures are expected to plummet with this system as the overnight low tonight is expected to be near zero with gusty winds. The breezy conditions will last through the day Monday with high temperatures only making it to five degrees. The combination of breezy conditions and cold temperatures will cause wind chill values to be ten to twenty degrees below zero. The cold temperatures with the snow will cause hazardous conditions on the road as anything wet will instantly freeze, even with a salt solution on the roads. Also, if you have to head outdoors tonight through Tuesday morning, dress in layers and limit your time outside as hypothermia can occur quickly.

The cold will not last long though as temperatures will warm back into the thirties for the next system to move through Wednesday into Thursday. This system will bring a mix of rain, sleet and snow to the region, but major accumulations of wintry precipitation is not expected. Temperatures are expected to continue to rise through the rest of the workweek as highs will be in the lower to middle fifties by Friday.

Here is the Clarksville area forecast:

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, changing over to snow showers in the afternoon. Breezy. Chance of precipitation 70%. High: 43

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Isolated snow showers early. Chance of precipitation 40%. Snow total accumulations of 1 to 2 inches expected. Very cold with wind chill values ten to twenty degrees below zero. Low: 0

Monday: A mix of sun and clouds. Breezy and cold. High: 5

Monday night: Mostly clear. Low: -1

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: Upper teens Low: Lower teens

Wednesday: Increasing clouds. High: Upper 30s Low: Upper 20s

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