A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. Temperatures are below freezing this morning, so black ice is possible. Please be careful.
President Barack Obama gestures to describe the height of his daughters as he speaks at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- President Obama will visit Nashville as part of a national tour after Tuesday's State of the Union address.
According to a White House news release, other stops include Prince George's County Maryland, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.
The tour will take place in the week following the speech. Afterward, Obama will return to the White House to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper issued a statement welcoming the president and hoping "we will all treat him with Southern hospitality."
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn seemed not to take that advice when she issued a statement telling Obama to take a look around at Nashville's thriving economy and advising him that "our success is not a result of your failed policies."
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