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Freeze Warning, Cumberland Plateau Advisory

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend. A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night. Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area. Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro. Breezy NW winds will add to the chill. In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight.

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Comet ISON Visible From Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A comet heading toward the sun may be visible in middle Tennessee.

Those willing to get up early enough on a clear morning over the next few days, says NASA, might catch a glimpse of Comet ISON. It's being reported by spotters with the naked eye as a "green fuzzball" with a very faint tail.

NASA says the best viewing in the state is toward the east-southeast horizon in the pre-dawn sky, in the darkest non-urban areas.The comet was first discovered in September 2012. It will soon disappear into the sun's glare and could reappear in December or January.

Photo of Comet ISON: NASA (don't expect the comet to look like this photo taken with specialized equipment).


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