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New winter storm warning issued for Middle Tennessee Wednesday. See how much snow is expected

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 2/18/2021 Natalie Neysa Alund, Nashville Tennessean
map: Winter storm warning issued for Middle Tennessee from 6 pm Wednesday through 6 pm Thursday © National Weather Service Winter storm warning issued for Middle Tennessee from 6 pm Wednesday through 6 pm Thursday

A new winter storm warning has been issued for Middle Tennessee, the National Weather Service in Nashville reported early Wednesday morning.

The warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to end at 6 p.m. Thursday for areas including Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Columbia, Dickson and Waverly.

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A winter storm warning indicates that heavy snow of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, or at least 8 inches in 24 hours, is expected. It can also be issued if sleet accumulation will be at least half an inch. 

Snow could start falling after 3 p.m. but the bulk will likely begin piling up Wednesday night, said NWS Meteorologist Caroline Adcock said.

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Three to four inches of snow are possible in Nashville and two to three inches are expected in other areas including Clarksville and Columbia.

The warning comes on the heels of a winter storm that blew through the region Monday, pelting everything in its path with freezing rain, sleet and ice.

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People are being asked to avoid all non-essential travel Wednesday and Thursday.

A high of 32 is expected Wednesday followed by an overnight low of 28.

Nashville weather radar

Natalie Neysa Alund is based in Nashville at The Tennessean and covers breaking news across the south for the USA TODAY Network. Reach her at nalund@tennessean.com and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

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