BY SARAH GREGORY
The wind-chill factor tonight could make temperatures outside seem as low as zero degrees as arctic air makes its way into the region.
Forecasters predict temperatures tonight to be as low as 18 with the wind-chill factor making outdoor conditions feel even more frigid.
There are no current winter weather advisories, watches, or warnings issued for Greeneville and Greene County.
Meteorologist Jerry Hevrdeys with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown said the arctic air moving in is a dry air mass that is not expected to bring any precipitation, but it will keep temperatures low.
"Clear and cold," he said, noting that the area will see "chilly temperatures right on through Tuesday and Wednesday."
Tuesday's high is expected to reach only 28 degrees. The low Tuesday night is forecast at 13 degrees with a wind-chill in the single digits.
"Try to stay indoors if you can," Hevrdeys cautioned.
Those with pets and other companion animals are advised to provide them with a warm, sheltered space and non-frozen drinking water.
Although the mass of arctic air moving in today is not likely to bring snowfall to the area, motorists should be aware that the freezing temperatures could create some dangerous spots on roadways as wet areas re-freeze.
Warmer, more seasonable temperatures are expected to return on Thursday, when the high is expected to be near 42 degrees, although the NWS is predicting the possibility of some freezing precipitation by Thursday evening.
The current forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain, snow, and sleet Thursday night.
Higher terrain areas, particularly those in the mountains bordering North Carolina, could see light snow showers Friday night into Saturday.