Cold, Windy, But Little Precipitation With Front

Nashville (AP) -- A cold front that pushed into Tennessee overnight was blowing across the Cumberland Mountains at mid-morning.

Strong winds in advance of the front caused scattered power outages as trees and limbs came down through electric lines. Knoxville utility officials were struggling with 41,000 outages, including a dozen public schools around dawn.

But while Missouri, Illinois and Indiana struggled with heavy and blowing snow, Tennessee is getting only occasional flurries.

Police report no travel problems related to slick roads.

By mid-morning, the temperature in Union City has sunk to 25 degrees to be the cold spot in the state. Chattanooga was still 45 degrees, Knoxville 57 and the Tri-Cities a relatively balmy 64 degrees.

Radar showed little precipitation statewide.

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