Issued at: 5:56 PM CST on February 7, 2016/, expires at: 5:00 AM EST on February 08, 2016
- ...Winter weather returns to the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians region late tonight through Wednesday... A cold front will sweep across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians late tonight and early Monday morning...bringing with it a mixture of rain and snow. As the cold air moves into the area Monday morning...the precipitation will change to all snow during the afternoon or early evening. Snow showers and snow flurries will be possible Monday night through Wednesday...due to the combination of sufficient moisture and subfreezing air in place. There is still some uncertainty of the strength of this system...but some light snowfall accumulation is expected across the valley...with higher amounts expected across the mountains of southwest Virginia and east Tennessee. Besides the snow...much colder temperatures are expected through the middle of the work week. Highs Monday will be late in the morning or early afternoon...then fall through the afternoon. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will range from the upper 20s in southwest Virginia to the middle and upper 30s across the southern valley...with lows in the teens and 20s. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your local media for the latest updates on this system. TD
Winter Weather Advisory:
Issued at: 3:32 PM EST on February 7, 2016, expires at: 7:00 PM EST on February 09, 2016
- ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 am Monday to 7 PM EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow...which is in effect from 7 am Monday to 7 PM EST Tuesday.
- Event...a cold front is expected to move through the area and bring with it colder temperatures and chances for snow. Light snow could occur during the early morning hours on Monday before temperatures warm up during the day switching precipitation over to rainfall. Cold air then returns Monday night and remains over the area...any precipitation that falls after Monday night will be snow. During the entire event places could see 1 to 3 inches of snow with locally higher amounts possible.
- Timing...light snowfall will be possible early Monday morning...then more snow will occur Monday night through Tuesday night.
- Impacts...the snow could cause hazardous driving conditions...especially on secondary roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow are expected or occurring...but accumulations are expected to be light. Driving and walking may be difficult on untreated roadways and sidewalks. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. If you must travel...slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
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