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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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State Unemployment Up, Davidson Co has Lowest Major Metro Rate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The unemployment rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four.

The July 2014 rates just released show Davidson County has the state's lowest major metropolitan unemployment rate for the month at 6.3 percent, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor. That's up, however, from 6.0 in June.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for July stands at 7.1 percent. That's up from June's 6.6 revised figures.

The U.S. preliminary rate for the month is 6.2, up a tenth.

Lowest County Unemployment Rates
Lincoln          5.6
Williamson    5.7
Wilson           6.2
Cheatham      6.3
Davidson       6.3
Sumner          6.4
Robertson      6.4

Highest County Unemployment Rates
Scott              14.3
Weakley        14.0
Hancock        12.5
Lauderdale    12.2
Gibson           11.3
Pickett           11.2
Lawrence      11.2

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