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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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Judge Hears Health Advocacy Groups' Lawsuit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge says he may rule as early as next week on a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law.

U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell on Friday heard the lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health Law Program.

It accuses the state of not providing in-person assistance and forcing applicants to apply for TennCare through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace website, which the lawsuit says was not designed for that purpose.

The lawsuit also accuses the state of failing to let people know within 45 days if they're eligible for Medicaid and doesn't provide a hearing if there's a delay in the eligibility decision.

However, state attorneys said the burden should be on the federal government to adjudicate plaintiffs' applications.

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