Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

POSTED: 6:28 PM Feb 27 2013   UPDATED  10 mins
StormTrack 5 Team

WE ARE TRACKING SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES TONIGHT

COLD AND BREEZY WEATHER IS FORECAST TUESDAY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS UNTIL 4:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON

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This Afternoon: Scattered rain and snow showers.  Cooler and breezy. High 37-42. Winds west 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Brisk and cold. Few snow showers or flurries. Lows 19-27. West wind 5-15 mph.

Tuesday: A 30% chance of morning snow showers or flurries. Breezy and cold. Highs 28-36. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Becoming partly cloudy. Lows 15-22. Northwest wind 5-10 mph

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny and cold. Highs 35-40. Light wind.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking a clipper system in the StormTrack 5 Weather Center. A low is just east of the Tri-Cities this morning and creating some rain and snows showers across the region. Some areas could see an inch or so while the higher terrain will have mainly snow this morning. Be on the alert for some slick spots and the dangers for travel this morning, especially in the mountains. The rain will mix with or change to snow late today.

A Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 4pm for the Tennessee mountain counties.

Tonight, the snow chances are at about 40 percent with a chance of seeing an accumulation again. A clipper low will drop out of Minnesota into southern Illinois and head east across the area. Some snow accumulation is possible, with a trace up to an inch or so for the valley. Some spots could see higher amounts with snow bursts. A couple or three inches is possible in the mountains with even higher amounts likely on the upper peeks.

StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking the clipper moving east and will keep a snow shower chance of 30 to 40 percent for the region. Behind tonight's system, we will see colder air settling in over the southern Appalachians.

On Tuesday night, a high over the Mid-west, will start to break up the clouds and we will see partly to mostly sunny skies on Wednesday.

As the high slides east and another disturbance is just to our west, we will see a warm-up for Thursday as well as more moisture building in. This will bring a 40 percent rain chance on Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. These rain showers will mix with or change to snow showers overnight Thursday into Friday with cooler air again sliding south.

High pressure will again bring us a partly to mostly sunny day on Saturday into Sunday. A front may bring an afternoon rain or rain and snow mix on Sunday. The models are still trying to get a handle on this system as well.

Highs will be in the mid 30s to low 40s today through Wednesday and upper 40s Thursday, with upper 30s to low 40s Friday  through Sunday. Lows will be near 20 to mid 20s tonight through Sunday night, except for the near 30 on Thursday and Sunday nights.

You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on News 5 WCYB, wcyb.com and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

Our normal high is 46°, low 25°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox