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Tenn officials advise travel before Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee weather officials are advising motorists traveling outside the state to get an early start to avoid the rare snow predicted for Christmas Day.

Forecasters across most of the state are calling for rain to change to snow late Friday night and continue for most of Saturday.

Accumulations in Middle and East Tennessee could be as much as three inches in places, while West Tennessee could get about an inch.

Regardless of the accumulation, weather officials advise motorists to drive safely.

Snow on Christmas is rare for Tennessee. The last time a measurable amount of snow fell on Christmas in Nashville was in 1993. It has only snowed nine times on Christmas in Nashville since record-keeping began.

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