Cold Start To The Weekend
The latest radar scan depicts a few light showers to flurries (depending on where you are). These shouldn't be impactful, while cloudy skies dominate above. Temps today will continue to warm, topping out in the upper 30s to around 40 by this afternoon. As this cold front and weak moisture return behind the front pulls through, isolated showers to flurries will continue into the early night.
Though no accumulations are expected across the valley, temperatures will be very cold. Looking upstream (north and west), that is what is on the way for us. A change of 20+ degrees is likely overnight tonight, with a swing of 10+ degrees likely for afternoon highs Saturday.
Looking at modeled guidance, lows for the valley are expected to bottom out in the low to mid teens, with elevated locations in the upper single digits to low teens. If clearing arrives quicker, I would not be surprised to see these lows 3-5 degrees cooler. Either way, the point is it's going to be cold to start the morning Saturday. The good news is, if you can make it through tomorrow, Sunday will be a big rebound with highs in the mid and upper 40s. That warming trend continues into next week, with mid 50s by Tuesday.
NWS Morristown has issued winter weather advisories for the far Northeast and the Northern Plateau....these locations can expect between 1-3". A winter storm warning is in effect for the Smokies, with the highest peaks receiving 6+ inches. The remainder of us should expect some flurries with maybe a dusting possible in banded snow locations. Have a good one, stay warm, and look forward to the warm up expected this next week!
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