BY KRISTEN BUCKLES
Today's storm will likely move out by this evening, taking with it the unseasonably-warm temperatures Greene County enjoyed on Tuesday and making way for freezing temperatures and a chance of snow flurries, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
Meterologist Tony Hyslop said this morning that temperatures will slowly decrease throughout the day before dropping off sharply behind the Pacific front that brought today's severe weather.
"The air is ridiculously cold behind that [front]," he said. "Tonight we drop down into the upper-20s and our rain kind of barely wraps up with a little bit of snow flurries on the end."
While that will likely not be enough to produce much in the way of accumulation, Hyslop said that a second front could bring more snow overnight Thursday into Friday.
Hyslop said that Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 40s and winds out of the west at 30 to 40 mph, followed by a cold front that could drop temperatures into the low 20s.
"Thursday night into Friday we have amounts of maybe half-an-inch [of snow] around lower levels like Greeneville [and] maybe about 2 inches of accumulation up in the higher [eastern] terrain," he said.
The sunshine may return on Friday, but don't look for another spring-like day as the highs may not reach 40 degrees, Hyslop cautioned.
"Friday will feel pretty wintery, with winds between 15 to 20 miles per hour," he added.
Winter, he concluded, is about to make a comeback.