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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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Dog Rescued in Gallatin -- Mikayla Lewis

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GALLATIN, Tenn.-- An abandoned dog chewed his way out of a crate he was locked in on the side of the road. Andrew Finney went for his normal morning run today, and took a different route because he was enjoying the nice weather.

Finney came across an animal crate with a malnourished dog beside it on Old Douglas Lane.

Andrew Finney said, "I crossed a creek and noticed something white to my left which normally isn't over there. I looked and it was a small dog next to a kennel."

The side of the plastic cage was chewed out. Finney came back to the dog with his wife, and three sons. They fed him hot dogs and bacon and took him to Special Place for Animals.

Finney said, " Somewhere on the ride my family fell in love with the dog."

The shelter cleaned the dog up and vaccinated him.

Special Place for Animals founder, Diana Townsend says, " You can feel every bone on him, every rib. He ate everything we gave him."

The Finney's decided to adopt the dog, named Douglas after the street he was found on. 

Douglas is expected to make a full recovery. Anyone with any information on Douglas' previous owners is asked to call Sumner County Animal Shelter. The S.P.A says they want to press animal cruelty charges.

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