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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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Tennessee among 27 States allowing Epinephrine stocked at Schools

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NASHVILLE, Tn. (AP)-- Tennessee is among only 27 states which require or allow epinephrine to be available in schools. The drug is used to treat anaphylactic shock, a result often times of allergies. 


The state enacted the law this year along with fifteen other states. Eleven states were already in the practice of carrying the medication.


Schools are able to stock the drug without a prescription for an individual person. Epinephrine usually comes in the form of a auto-injector, usually called an "EpiPen." When placed against the the thigh, the injector releases a spring activated needle that injects the drug.


Having the drug on hand allows for schools to administer it to kids in shock. According to Dr. Michael Pistiner -a pediatric allergist- "Epinephrine is the first line treatment for these severe reactions. Studies show that delays in treatment with epinephrine increase risk of death."  


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