WINTER WEATHER ALERTS FOR TODAY

AS STORM DEPARTS, FLOODING CONCERNS CONTINUE ALONG WITH  SNOW AND ICE ON SOME AREA ROADWAYS

WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR EARLY MARCH EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT

QUIET WEATHER EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND, ALONG WITH A SIGNIFICANT WARM-UP

Tonight: Few flurries early.  Partial clearing. Cold. Some patchy fog. Lows 10-17 most areas...0-10 over areas near the KY/VA border. Northeast winds 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and cold. Highs 32-39. West wind 10 mph or less.

Friday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows 15-20. Light wind.

Saturday: Mostly sunny.  Highs 47-53. Light wind.

Weather Summary:

Even though the latest storm is pulling away from the area tonight, we still need to be alert for the dangers of rising water on streams/rivers. Flood Warnings are in effect for parts of southwest Virginia through at least Friday.

Colder air is moving into the Tri-Cities.  Water on roadways/walkways will freeze as temperatures drop into the teens tonight...with single digits over areas that received accumulating snow.  Be alert to snow and ice covered roads overnight.

A few scattered flurries or mountain snow showers may linger into the evening hours.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of northeast Tennessee, along with the NC High Country up through Smyth County. A Winter Storm Warning is in place through this afternoon for most of southwest Virginia.  These winter weather alerts for most of the area expire late this afternoon.

High pressure will build into the region Friday through the weekend. As a result of this weather feature, quiet weather is anticipated Friday through Sunday.  A nice moderation in temperatures is on the way this weekend!

Highs in the 30s Friday...upper 40s and 50s this weekend through  next week.  Lows in the 10s tonight and Friday night, and near 30 Saturday and Sunday nights.

We "Spring Forward" one hour Saturday night!

Our average high is 56°, low 32°.

Meteorologist Dave Dierks