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Schools to dismiss early due to weather

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Both Wilson County and Lebanon schools will dismiss two hours early Friday due to the threat of inclement weather.

Wilson County Director of Schools Tim Setterlund said he conferred with Lebanon Director of Schools Scott Benson early Friday morning following a National Weather Service briefing on the effects of an approaching cold front.

Both Benson and Setterlund said all after-school and extracurricular activities were postponed Friday. Decisions on any weekend events planned would be made once weather conditions are re-evaluated Friday evening and into Saturday.

According to Capt. Steve Spencer, planning officer with Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, areas to the northwest of Nashville will begin to see icy conditions develop around mid-morning as the freeze line begins to shift east. Hazardous travel conditions are likely for those traveling northwest of Nashville on Friday. NWS forecasters remain confident the freeze line will hold to the west of Wilson County until late Friday afternoon.

Icing could develop Friday night with accumulations around 1/10 inch or less. Any amount of ice can create hazardous driving conditions, so motorists should continually monitor road conditions overnight.

A break in precipitation is expected Saturday with redevelopment Saturday night into Sunday morning. Travel Sunday morning could be hazardous until temperatures warm above freezing during the day.

NWS forecasters are now tracking a third round of winter weather, which could impact Wilson County Monday night. Forecast models are unsure, but it’s possible areas east of Interstate 65 could see 1-2 inches of snow develop Monday night. 

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