Merry Christmas (Eve)
"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Eve so far. As you can tell, the Arctic front has arrived bringing snow to the region. This screenshot is from Lovell Road in Knoxville showing a nice line of snow showers falling. For those on the road ways, especially tonight, be extremely weary of road conditions. Due to the rapidly dropping temperatures we have had, icy conditions are likely overnight and into Christmas Day. Low's tonight will plummet into the mid to upper teens with little of a warm up Christmas Day.
In fact, high's will only find themselves into the mid 20's for much of the day. Winds will also play a factor in temperatures with feel-like temperatures in the teens. For areas highlighted in the High Wind Warning (East TN Smokies & SW Virginia) I would not be surprised to see feel-like temperatures as low as the 0 degrees. Prepare for a cold Christmas day regardless of where you are.
The timing was perfect with this system because high pressure will move back in warming things up rather quickly Friday and this weekend. As you can see below, high pressure sits to the west and will bring sunshine back in for the day tomorrow. This will likely help with snow melt through the day tomorrow (even with high's just below freezing). A few snow flurries with be around on and off tomorrow, otherwise things stay mostly clear and sunny. Working forward, sunshine looks to stick around through the weekend with high's returning to the 50's.
To finish, here's a look at your Christmas Day records. Though we'll be cold tomorrow, Knoxville won't be breaking any new records. A Christmas Day forecast can be seen on our Twitter & Facebook. (Hint cold, sunny, & a few snow flurries possible)
That will wrap it up on this Christmas Eve but I wish everyone a safe, warm, and MERRY Christmas!
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