After A Weekend Snow, More Single-Digit Temps Headed This Way
BY O.J. EARLY
Spend some time outside today. Winter's wrath resumes Tuesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts accumulating snow tomorrow, with temperatures remaining at-or-below freezing through Friday.
"It looks like, for tomorrow, you will probably have snow starting around 9 or 10 a.m.," said Sam Roberts, a meteorologist with NWS in Morristown.
"As far as accumulations, right now it looks like Greene County could see up to an inch of snow. Definitely more in the higher elevations."
Frigid temperatures will strike East Tennessee on Tuesday, with a high of 34 and a low of 9.
"We've been under the same pattern for several weeks. It's allowing cold area out of Canada to continue to spill down through the eastern part of the United States," Roberts said.
"Wind chill values Tuesday night and Thursday night are expected to be zero to 5. That's something to keep in mind."
A winter storm watch is in effect for the higher elevations of Greene County. Mountainous areas in East Tennessee could see up to five inches of snow, the NWS forecasts.
Snow early Saturday morning left a few icy spots on roadways in areas south of Greeneville, Greene County Road Superintendent David Weems said, but no weather-related wrecks were reported over the weekend.
Snowfall on grassy areas was more widespread.
Crews started salting and scraping roads at about 4 a.m. Saturday, Weems said that morning.
Today's high is expected to be 53 degrees, with no chance of snow.
"Today is going to be our nice day," Roberts said. "So get out and enjoy it if you can."