Greene County saw its first bit of accumulating snowfall of the season Wednesday morning, forcing Greene County Schools to operate on a two-hour delay.
Greene County Director of Schools David McLain said the county would operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday, highlighting snowfall especially in southern Greene County.
The National Weather Service Office in Morristown reported that it had not yet received spotter reports for detailed snowfall amounts in Greene County. The largest snowfall that it had received by 8:15 a.m. was a half-inch on the south side of Gatlinburg.
A Greeneville Sun reporter who lives in the southern end of the county measured 3 inches of snow this morning.
County residents will be seeing a pattern of rain and snow in the coming days, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Morristown said late Tuesday.
Highs Wednesday were forecast to stay in the 30s with the snowfall diminishing by late morning.
The low temperature for Wednesday night is projected to be about 24 degrees, with sunny conditions and highs in the low 40s in the forecast by Thursday afternoon. Friday is expected to be overcast as a low-pressure system moves in from the East Pacific. Meteorologist Derek Eisentrout said that the weather for the weekend is uncertain, because the direction and speed of the pressure system is subject to change.
Snow showers are possible on Friday night, turning into rain by 11 a.m. Saturday.
Rain is expected throughout the day Saturday, turning to snow flurries in the evening into Sunday morning. Mixed precipitation on Sunday night will continue into Monday morning, Eisentrout said.
No accumulation is expected.