Brr, a very cold start across East Tennessee this morning with current temperatures in Knoxville at 23 degrees. Just to the west in the Plateau, Crossville just got over the hump from the teens. We will see improvement in temperatures this afternoon with sunny skies and high's in the mid to upper 40's.
As promised, here is the release of snow totals across East Tennessee from our first snowfall of the new season. Most locations in the valley recorded between half an inch to an inch. The bulk of snowfall, of course, fell in the foothills and smokies with areas as high as 11" for Mt. Leconte. The transition to snow showers came a few hours earlier than previously thought which contributed to some of the higher totals across the region. Overall though, it was nice to see some snow as we transition back to a bit of a warmer phase the end of this week.
Up next, a system to the west will slide through late Thursday and into Friday. High pressure will dominate now through Thursday afternoon leaving sunny skies and increasing temperatures. By tomorrow afternoon, cloud cover increases as isolated showers make their way in overnight and throughout Friday. This system overall looks pretty weak with isolated to scattered showers throughout the day to end the work week (Friday). A few snow flurries can't be ruled out overnight Friday and Saturday, but no impacts are expected. We will transition back to clearer skies for your Sunday before another system brings the potential for rain and some snow showers Monday and early next week.
For now, do your best to soak in some rays and stay warm. We will have improving temperatures with high's tomorrow in the 50's. Have a great day everyone!
Your trusted source for East Tennessee weather forecasts.