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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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Holiday Highway Safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking steps to ensure motorists drive safely during this Fourth of July holiday period.

The agency will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight Sunday.

State troopers will utilize a variety of traffic safety tools, such as driver's license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints.

Last year, 19 people were killed in 15 fatal crashes in Tennessee during the 102-hour holiday period.

That's down from 21 vehicular fatalities during the 2012 Fourth of July period.

Of the 19 traffic fatalities last year, five were alcohol-related and 13 were not wearing safety restraints, including one child passenger.
One all-terrain vehicle rider also died during the holiday period.