Happy Wednesday, I hope you are staying warm! Temperatures for the lunch time hour are hanging around the mid to upper 30's with high's expected to top out in the low/mid 40's. Getting into our latest system, snow totals varied greatly throughout east TN. In addition to the graphic from NOAA below, here are the totals from the NWS:
Campbell County: 1"
Knoxville: 0.5" (at the 911 call center)
La Follette: 2"
North Clinton: 1.5"
Oak Ridge: 1.5"
General speaking, the valley received anywhere from half an inch to an inch and a half with locally higher amounts. The change over to snow occurred a couple of hours quicker than anticipated, resulting in higher snow totals here in the valley. Nonetheless, snow stayed primarily to grassy surfaces, keeping roadways clear.
Along with some snow on the ground, temperatures are much cooler as well. Looking at the latest 24-hour temperature change below, we are anywhere between 10 and 20 degrees cooler.
The good news is warmer temperatures are on the way. Along with the sunny skies overhead, high's back around 50 degrees will return tomorrow. This is all due to a high sitting overhead for the time being. Working through the day tomorrow, this will break down and move out, getting replaced by a low developing in the Gulf.
As you can see below, model guidance is suggesting scattered showers to arrive tomorrow evening/overnight and through the day Friday. Unfortunately, the first half of the day Saturday will stay wet as well, with showers slowly moving out by the afternoon and overnight hours. To end the weekend, mostly cloudy with high's, average, around 50 degrees.
Thank you to all who sent in pictures of the snowfall around the area. Not only do we love sharing them, but it gives us an idea of who got what and where around east TN. That will concludes today's forecast but I wish everyone a great day and don't forget to watch our video forecast below!