Cloudy skies start us off this morning, with temperatures in the low to upper 30s. A few stray light rain showers to mix will be possible the new few hours, otherwise generally dry with slowly clearing skies. Highs will be chilly, topping out in the upper 30s and low 40s. The good news is sunnier skies return tomorrow as well as warmer temperatures. Highs Tuesday will return to right around average in the upper 40s.
Changes come into midweek, where showers and wintry mix return along a potent low pressure system. Cloud cover will increase Tuesday afternoon, where showers overspread the area overnight and into Wednesday morning. A few flakes aren't impossible across the high elevations in the Plateau upon onset, but no impacts are expected and this will change over to rain for all by day break. Showers then diminish by the afternoon Wednesday, where wrap around moisture could bring wintry mix Wednesday night through Thursday night. Again, no impacts expected during this time (for the valley), minus the potential for a few slick spots overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Outside of the valley, the plateau & foothills could pick up a dusting to an inch, while the high peaks of the Smokies are more in the 2-5" (or greater) ballpark. We will do some more fine tuning as clearer data comes in, but we aren't looking at anything more than light amounts in most locations Wednesday night - Thursday night. Cooler temperatures should be expected Thursday and Friday with highs in the low 40s.
Enjoy the sunshine tomorrow, as unsettled weather will rule out for much of the work week. Temperatures will also average below the norm, so have the winter coats handy. Check out our video forecast below for more. Hint: it's snowing in the Smokies!
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