BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
Residents of Williamson County should have their winter coats and gloves ready this weekend, as local meteorologist Brittney Whitehead says snow will be “very likely.”
“I would say it’s very likely that you will see snow falling, it’s just a question of how much is going to stick,” Whitehead said. “Right now in our forecast, we have up to half an inch that could possibly accumulate, and that would be early Sunday.”
The National Weather Service forecast anticipates a cloudy day Friday with temperatures in the high 40s. Thunderstorms are likely early Saturday morning after 1 a.m., which are expected to last most of that day. As the rain continues through Saturday night, temperatures are expected to drop into the mid 20s, giving Williamson County residents a little taste of winter.
“We’ll still have some rain around from Saturday, and if that moves out through overnight, we’ll have colder air move in pretty quickly,” Whitehead said. “So after midnight, that rain will, I think, will quickly transition over to snow.”
Saturday night’s storms are expected to produce wind gusts as high as 25 mph, so residents are advised to take caution that night. Snow will be likely Sunday morning until 7 a.m., with scattered flurries expected from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. as temperatures rise throughout the day.