Wednesday Storm Could Be Biggest Of The Season
BY O.J. EARLY
An already-cold and -snowy winter is expected to batter Greene County again on Wednesday, bringing potentially the biggest snow of the season.
"During the day tomorrow, you could see one-to-three inches and another one-to-two inches overnight for a total of three-to-five inches in the Greeneville area," said National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Derek Eisentrout.
Earlier forecast models predicted rain ahead of Winter Storm Pax, the 16th named storm of the winter season. Eisentrout said his Morristown-based staff is forecasting only snow for Upper East Tennessee.
"We are thinking anywhere north of Knoxville that it should just start out as snow," he said Tuesday morning.
Eisentrout warned local residents not to travel "unless absolutely necessary."
"If you do travel, keep your gas tank full," he said. "It's wise to have an emergency kit if you have to be out."
Snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday morning.
Eisentrout said snow should end on Thursday, when temperatures will climb to near 40.
Southern states this morning were bracing for another round of winter lashing. Atlanta, crippled only two weeks ago by winter weather, was expected to see accumulating snow and ice.
Accuweather predicts Winter Storm Pax will drop snow, ice and freezing rain from Texas to New York, including dumping a foot of snow in neighboring western North Carolina.
Accuweather predicts up to four inches of snow for Greene County by Wednesday night. Higher elevations in the county could see six inches of snow, according to the forecast.
Wednesday's temperature high is projected to be 34 degrees, with a low of 26.