Our Friday morning is looking quiet but chilly, with few flurries/snow showers at very high elevations and temps in the 20s. We should see more sun peek out into the afternoon and highs will top off in the upper 30s for most. Tonight will be cold and partly cloudy with lows in the 20s. Saturday looks quiet as well, with just increasing cloud cover and lows in the 20s Saturday night.
Low pressure will be moving out of the Gulf of Mexico and into the TN Valley/NC high country by Saturday night. By early Sunday, our area will see gradually developing moderate-heavy snowfall, moving south to north across the viewing area. Areas along and S of HWY 460 look to have the highest snow potential- but remember, any wobble in storm track over the next few days could make a large difference when it comes to snow amounts, so stay tuned as the forecast is subject to change with each new piece of data that becomes available. Snow may briefly begin and end as more of a wintry mix, and looks to wrap up by Monday afternoon. Highs Sunday and Monday will be in the 30s, while lows will be in the 20s and teens. Driving will be DANGEROUS, especially Sunday-Monday morning. Stay tuned!
As of this morning (12/7) models have advertised a southern shift in storm track, which may result in heaviest snowfall amounts well south of HWY 460. If this trend continues, most of the area would not receive substantial snowfall, but only minor accumulations if any. A difference in 100 miles could make for a foot vs. and inch of snow, so STAY TUNED as more model data rolls in and we continue to work on forecasting snow amounts.