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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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Mega Millions Prize Could Surpass Last Years Record Jackpot

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lottery officials say the next Mega Millions prize could surpass last year's record $656 million jackpot.

   No one won the $425 million prize on Friday night. And officials Saturday raised the amount to $550 million for Tuesday's drawing, the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

   The game's lead director Paula Otto said Sunday that ticket sales were up by as much as 20 percent in states that reported their weekend numbers. Sales are expected to spike Tuesday.

   Otto says lottery officials are in uncharted territory because there's never been such a large jackpot in December, when tickets sales typically peak. It's too early to know whether the jackpot will reach a record, but Otto says she expects it will come close.

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