Sumner County Schools Prepares for Possible Snow Days

Advocate Andy

Potential for freezing rain on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

A Sumner County School Board member is advising parents to be aware that there is a possibility for school cancellations due to weather on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Board member Sarah Andrews took to social media to post about National Weather Service reports indicating that middle Tennessee is likely to experience both cold temperatures and precipitation on Tuesday morning and Wednesday.

According to the report, rain, freezing rain, or a wintry mix is possible Tuesday morning and again late evening Tuesday/early Wednesday. These conditions could make travel a challenge.

Andrews said, "I would encourage parents to go ahead and prepare a plan as we may start late, close early, or cancel school entirely on one or both of these days."

Sumner County Schools does have a delay policy. In the event weather conditions are challenging in the morning, the system could operate on a 2-hour delay. The system works to get notice of any delays out as soon as possible via phone, text, and social media.

The weather watchers at Nashville Severe Weather explain the situation this way:

"Overnight Monday and into the early hours Tuesday, rain showers move in with temperatures hovering around 31-32 degrees. This sets up the potential for freezing rain."

The analysts are suggesting minor travel impacts:

"Good news is, high temperature on Tuesday is above freezing, so any freezing rain that did accumulate will be gone.

"A similar set up happens overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. More freezing rain potential. This could yet again create some minor travel impacts Wednesday AM."
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