Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a good Christmas and weekend. That rare occurrence of a white Christmas did happen for many of us with the official snow totals from the NWS released below. As we anticipated, snow totals increased eastward with Knoxville picking up around 3 inches versus Oak Ridge around 0.8". Shaded roadways still have some snow laying on the ground, but with high's around 50 today, that should help continue the melting process.
As we work ahead, cloud cover decreases overnight giving way to the chance for some patchy fog Tuesday morning. Through the day tomorrow, temperatures stay near average (mid to upper 40's) with partly cloudy skies. By Wednesday, cloud cover returns as a system from the west draws near. Scattered showers arrive Wednesday night with rain likely throughout the day Thursday. As of now, most of the rain should be out by the "Ball Drop" at midnight but it will depend on where you are. This system will move west to east so counties east will be dealing with this line later into the night. We will give more details on the exact timeframe as we work closer to Thursday.
As we push into 2021, the CPC suggests temperatures to remain right around average to above average for this time of the year. As you can see, a majority of the United States will likely be above average as we enter the first week of the new year.
That wraps it up for today, if you would like to be apart of the year's Almanac, visit SecretCityWeather.com/sponsors for a spot in this year's release.
Your trusted source for East Tennessee weather forecasts.