Some new data suggest that the timing of tomorrow’s winter weather event may be off a bit in my timing chart. More wintry precip than originally expected may work its way onto the plateau by the afternoon hours. What’s most concerning is that precip could be in the form of some sleet and freezing rain. The chance for this precip is still only about 30%, but if the precip type is freezing rain, it only takes a bit of ice to make big roadway troubles. I just wanted to pass that along, in case you had any plans Wednesday afternoon. You may consider postponing those plans.
This new data alters my snow day scale, too, with Cumberland, White and Bledsoe Counties being bumped up to account for this.
Please stay tuned, folks, as this is an ever-changing situation and confidence in the forecast is unusually low. There is a concern that this arctic air will be too cold for the warm air to push northward, which would increase snow and ice totals for our area, especially ice. I’ll have another big update tonight at 9:00 and I hope I have better news. I’ll present a worst case and best case scenario in tonight’s blog update. Stay tuned!