We've been enjoying spring-like weather for the last few weeks but winter isn't over yet. In fact, a shift in the weather pattern means that East Tennessee will feel like winter again.
Storms that moved into the Pacific Northwest Thursday morning will move into East Tennessee late Saturday. The storms are taking a southward trend which means less snow is projected for East Tennessee. The main impact will be in the Mountains southward into southeast Tennessee and southwest North Carolina.
MORE: Latest forecast
The weather models are constantly changing, so check back regularly for updates and changing conditions.
Here's the timeline for the changing weekend weather we may see:
- Late Saturday night into Sunday morning - Wintry weather will develop, mainly south of I-40. Snow accumulations are most likely across the Mountains, and driving conditions could become dangerous, especially early Sunday morning.
- Mid-morning Sunday into Sunday afternoon- Gradually clearing skies with temperatures warming into the middle 40s.
- Early next week - cold temperatures stick around, another mix possible Monday night into Tuesday.
UPDATED SNOW TOTALS:
Northern Plateau and Northern/Central Valley: A dusting to no snow
Areas south of I-40: Dusting to 1 inch (up to 2 inches in heavier snow bands)
Higher elevations (mainly above 3,000 feet): 3-6 inches
It's not totally unusual to see winter weather in March. In fact, we average almost one inch of snow this month. The infamous Blizzard of '93 also happened in March, 24 years ago.
Remembering the Blizzard of '93 (March 12-13, 1993)
GALLERY: Blizzard of '93