* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING *

RAIN DEVELOPING THIS EVENING

RAIN TO SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS EARLY MONDAY

RAIN TO SNOW IN THE TRI-CITIES MONDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING

MORE SNOW SHOWERS TUESDAY

Tonight: Rain likely. Rain changing to snow in the mountains. Lows 31-38. Southwest wind 10 mph or less.

Monday: Rain showers changing to snow showers. Breezy. Highs 34-40 with temperatures falling during the afternoon. West wind 5-15 mph.

Monday Night: Scattered snow showers. Lows 22-28. West wind 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Scattered snow showers. Breezy. Highs 31-37. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

Weather Summary:

Rain showers are likely in the Tri-Cities tonight, but the rain will change to snow across the higher elevations. Be alert for icy roads in the mountains later tonight through Tuesday night. Temperatures will likely stay above freezing in the Tri-Cities tonight.

Rain showers will change to snow showers for most areas on Monday as colder air continues to pour in. Temperatures will fall during the afternoon. Scattered snow showers are possible through Tuesday night as another clipper slides through the region.

Be alert for icy roads, even in the Tri-Cities, late Monday through Tuesday night as temperatures drop below freezing.

A light snowfall accumulation is forecast for the valleys during the Monday afternoon through Tuesday night time frame. Right now anywhere from a trace to 2" may fall, but locally heavier amounts are possible thanks to snow bursts in spots.

Snowfall accumulations are more likely in the mountains as temperatures will be cold enough for snow for much of Monday and Tuesday. Anywhere from 2" to 5" may fall in the mountains through Tuesday night with more possible up top.

Wednesday looks dry but cool. Yet another clipper will bring rain to the region Thursday with the rain ending as snow showers Friday.

Highs 35-40 Monday through Wednesday, near 50 Thursday, and 30s Friday. Near 40 Saturday. Lows in the mid 30s tonight, 20s Monday night through Wednesday night, and near 30 Thursday night.

You can get the latest forecast, radar, and severe weather alerts on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

Our normal high is 46°, low 25°.

Meteorologist David Boyd