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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. A dusting of snow on grassy surfaces will be possible by Saturday morning for areas just west of the Plateau and up to 1 inch of snow along the Plateau. 
 
A snow storm is expected in east Tennessee with up to a 15 inches in elevations greater than 5000 feet. 

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Lightning Possible Cause of Several House Fires Overnight in Middle Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A two-alarm house fire displaces a Nashville woman, in one of three house fires overnight in Nashville.

The woman and her two cats made it out of the burning home at 4804 Sewanee Road at 1:30 a.m. Though the fire department can't confirm the cause, a lightning strike is suspected. The home is heavily damaged with half the roof gone.

At the same time, an apartment fire in south Nashville's Nashboro Village, 806 Longhunter Lane, displaced a family of four. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Red Cross assisted.

Then just before 5 a.m., multiple calls were made to 911 regarding a house fire at 6018 Deal Avenue. One person went to the hospital. No word on extent of injuries or the cause of the fire. The house received heavy damage.

A house fire also occurred in Brentwood at Forest Trail and Quiet Lane just before midnight that is being blamed on lightning. The homeowners had the fire out before firefighters arrived, according to police.

Also, a Murfreesboro house fire at 3458 Hardwood Drive is possibly caused by lightning at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Fire officials say the fire started underneath the floor of the master bedroom. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and contain the damage to that area.


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