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Wintry weather possible in high terrain

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As a cold front passes through the Tennessee Valley this evening some light wintry precipitation may develop in some of the mountain areas.

As temperatures fall to the lower 30s later this evening and into the overnight, the high terrain on the Cumberland Plateau--Cumberland, Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, and Van Buren Counties--may see drizzle turn to freezing drizzle before changing to light snow/flurries.

The same thing may occur in the mountains of eastern Polk County, TN and the Blue Ridge of Georgia and North Carolina, mainly above 2500 feet. If freezing drizzle develops, a thin glaze of ice will form on some roads, bridges, and overpasses before a dusting of snow falls. Travel in these areas could become dangerous and should be avoided later tonight if possible. Chattanooga and other valley spots may see a few wet flurries overnight but nothing will stick to the ground.

Sunday starts off cloudy but some sunshine returns by afternoon. Highs in the valleys reach the lower 40s while the high elevations only top out in the 30s. Breezes pick up out of the northwest adding a cold bite to the air.

Highs for the upcoming work week warm back to the 50s with some rain by Friday or Saturday.

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