Winter Wx Advisory Issued for Tonight and Monday

The NWS in Nashville has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for tonight and Monday. Light snow is expected to develop after midnight tonight and continue through the day Monday. The snow should taper off to flurries by late Monday night or Tuesday morning. Some of the snow showers on Monday could be intense, dropping visibilities if you’re out driving. These snow showers will be scattered around.

Accumulations of 1-2 inches are possible across the plateau, with isolated higher amounts possible. Some of the more favored locations could see 3 inches or more. The most favored areas for snowfall will be found along the western edge of the plateau, such as Mayland, Monterey, and Jamestown. Lighter amounts are most likely for eastern areas of the plateau.

This advisory is in effect for all the counties shaded in blue, which includes all of the Cumberland Plateau.

Because of trends and current guidance, my confidence is now “high” that we will see some accumulating snowfall late tonight and Monday.

And with my increased confidence, along with the issuance of a winter weather advisory by the NWS, my confidence is now very high that many area schools will have a snow day on Monday!

I’ll do another update later this evening. One thing I’ll be watching closely is the development of snow in Indiana. Depending on how intense that development is will have a very heavy influence on the amount of snow we get later tonight and Monday morning. So, keep an eye on that Indiana radar from 6-9:00 this evening!

I’m watching it all! For those of you with travel plans that take you east tomorrow you may need to rethink those plans. The Smoky Mountains could see up to one foot of snow from this!

You all take care and I’ll update again later this evening!

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