Cold and mainly dry pattern..until the weekend
Good morning/afternoon Tennessee Valley,
Clouds will be thinning by evening today. Besides a few flurries in our northern half, it looks to be a cold and dry pattern. High temperatures will reach 40-41 with wind chills in the mid to low 30s in the afternoon. Tonight will turn mostly clear, and temperatures look to drop to the upper 20s Thursday morning. Thursday look for a partly cloudy sky, and afternoon temperatures a few degrees higher in the mid-40s. Because winds should be calm on Thursday morning, you'll likely be scraping your car for frost in the AM.
Late Thursday night, a front arrives, and this will bring mainly light sprinkles to those once again north of Chattanooga.
Then, the winter system we have been watching arrives this weekend. Newest data suggests a drizzle beginning on Friday afternoon/evening west of I-75. The drizzle will become a steady rain overnight into Saturday morning. At this time, a mix of rain and snow could develop over the Smokies before changing over to all rain late morning by 10AM, then by Saturday night after 7PM as temperatures drop, light snow looks to develop over Cherokee County (NC) and eastward. By Sunday, it looks like the wintry mix will stay out of the valley, and limited to those in the high elevations.
Sunday night and heading into Monday, is when the colder air moves in. A few inches of snow can't be ruled out across Cherokee (NC) and the Smokies, while only a rain/snow mix looks to be possible in the valley from 1AM-10AM on Monday morning. Timing and specifics will change, so please check back with each newscasts.
- 12PM: M. Cloudy, 37 (Wind Chill, 31)
- 3PM: P. Cloudy, 41 (Wind Chill, 33)
- 6PM: M. Clear, 35 (Wind Chill, 31)