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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. 

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NES to Sound Off Cannon Noise to Scare off Pigeons

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The Nashville Electric Service will be using a loud sound cannon to scare away pigeons they say could potentially cause a power outage.  

The utility company said pigeons are roosting at NES Central Substation, which provides electricity for a third of the downtown Nashville area.
 
"We have not experienced any recent power outages, but the potential is there because of the increased number of birds in the substation, said NES Operations Manager Jack Baxter. The cannon should scare the pigeons and make them find someplace safer to roost.

NES said sound cannon produces a loud noise similar to firecrackers and disrupts their nesting pattern.
 
 
Beginning Tuesday, July 22 and for the next several weeks, NES will use the sound cannon between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. It will sound off only once every hour for a total of three per night.

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