Winter weather advisory until 10:00 a.m.

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SUMMARY

A winter weather advisory, for up to one inch of snow, is in effect until 10:00 a.m. Some roads could develop some slick spots. Schools in Cumberland, Fentress and Morgan Counties are closed today. Expect light snow to continue through the morning hours, tapering off to just some flurries by noon. Some of the snow showers are heavy enough to reduce visibility enough to make driving difficult. Tomorrow, the sun comes out but we have another cold front swinging through here Tuesday night. That could kick off some snow flurries, but it doesn’t look like we’ll get any accumulation from that. The rest of the week looks pretty good, with more sunshine and warming temps. This warm air will move in ahead of another string of systems that will begin moving in on us by Friday.

Looking ahead, the mild and unsettled pattern should continue into next week, when we may have to start talking about some spring-like storms.

DISCUSSION

Yesterday, the NWS Nashville placed everyone north of I-40 in a winter weather advisory but excluded the plateau. This decision didn’t make any sense but they prefaced the forecast by saying this was an especially difficult forecast to make. I understand that.  This morning, we’re the only ones under a winter weather advisory.

The light snow will gradually come to an end and should be out of here by noon. Our next chance of flurries comes Tuesday night but I don’t see us getting any accumulation out of that.  Then, we break into a more spring-like pattern, with warmer temps and, as you could probably already guess, increasing rain chances.

At this point, it looks like we’ll just be dealing with rain showers and possibly a thunderstorm from Friday through the weekend (it’s too early for specific timing). However, by early next week we may be dealing with some much stronger storms. I’ll keep an eye on that and let you know as things become clearer.  There are already some pretty strong indications that we’ll have several ingredients coming together for severe weather, but it’s just a bit too early to nail down any specifics just yet. Just keep this in mind if you have plans for early next week.

Well, folks, 25 years ago today it started snowing and it didn’t stop snowing until we had nearly two feet of snow on the ground! Yep, this afternoon marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the Blizzard of ’93. What an event that was! I’ll have much more on that tomorrow!

With the wind whipping this snow around, it reminds me of the blizzard. What a way to celebrate the 25th anniversary, Ma Nature. Well played….well played, Ma Nature.

Before I go I would like to wish my mom a happy anniversary! She has now been at Crossville Ceramics for 16 years!

You all have a great day and be sure to enjoy this beautiful snow! It’s probably our last of the season…….

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