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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. Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well. In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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Cold Weather Might Not Mean Fewer Mosquitoes - Erika Lathon

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- You often hear that enduring the extreme cold will mean fewer bugs and insects to contend with during the summer. Entomologists say that's not necessarily the case. Many insects have the ability to adapt and survive the cold. Some will burrow into trees or go deep into the soil until temperatures warm up. University of Tennessee Extension Professor, Dr. Frank Hale says the pest population is determined more by spring weather conditions. An early, spring with lots of rain will allow mosquito populations to quickly reproduce. While lots of pests will be killed off during the extreme cold, they'll be replaced by insects that migrate or hitch a ride to Tennessee on fruits and vegetables.

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