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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. Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.

In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. A dusting of snow on grassy surfaces will be possible by Saturday morning for areas just west of the Plateau and up to 1 inch of snow along the Plateau. 
 
A snow storm is expected in east Tennessee with up to a 15 inches in elevations greater than 5000 feet. 

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Smartphones Can Dial Up Danger For Your Children

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Nashville, Tenn-- You protect your children from dangers on your computer. But do you ever think about protecting your children when they use a smartphone? After all they are mini-computers.

Strangers who want your kids could be as close as the Apps on their smartphones.  A recent survey by McAfee shows more than half of kids say their parents know only some of what they do online.  About a quarter said their parents don't have time to check.


Lots of kids connect on Apps like Instagram, Facebook, Snap Chat and the lesser known Skout and Roulette Chat. Criminal experts say young people and even parents, don't always fully understand how easily they can reveal their identity and location.

But you can turn off location services on the phone or the Apps in its privacy settings. Click on each App to see if its accessing the phone, your information or your pictures.
 
The free App 'Lookout'  will warn you about security risks, tell you how to improve security setting and even tell you which Apps are tracking and revealing your location.
   

And don't forget to talk to your kids. Experts say communication is better than any software.