Wednesday's Storm 'Has The Possibility To Be Fairly Strong,' Meteorologist Said
BY O.J. EARLY
The groundhog was right.
The National Weather Service (NWS) projects another week of winter weather, beginning today with a 60 percent chance of snow.
"Today and tomorrow we have a succession of two systems coming through," said Morristown-based NWS meteorologist Derek Eisentrout. "Those will be bringing a chance of snowfall to the Greeneville area, but not in great amounts."
Snow is expected to be less than one inch today and Tuesday.
The best chance for accumulating snow happens Wednesday.
"The next significant system looking to come into the area is Wednesday," Eisentrout said. "The amount at this point is something we are looking into. The models on this system have varied."
He added: "It has the possibility to be fairly strong."
NWS currently forecasts an inch of snow on Wednesday.
Accuweather predicts two-to-four inches of snow on Wednesday in Greeneville.
The possibility of snow in Middle and East Tennessee comes as much of the South is being slammed by Winter Storm Pax.
Snow, ice and freezing rain are forecast for parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina from tonight through Wednesday.
NWS predicts: "We will see a widespread area of snow, sleet and freezing rain from the southern Appalachians and adjacent Piedmont of north Georgia and the western Carolinas, spreading farther east into central North Carolina and the South Carolina Midlands and northward into Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula. Significant ice accumulations are possible over parts of Georgia and the Carolinas with this phase of the storm."
Temperature highs in Greene County are expected to be in the upper-30s today through Thursday. Lows will dip to the mid-20s this week.
Precipitation leaves the forecast for Valentine's Day on Friday, with a temperature high of 43.