Winter isn't over yet in East Tennessee....

An active weather pattern will keep rain and snow in our forecast for the beginning of February.

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The big question with this next storm is how much cold air will be in place when the moisture arrives early Sunday morning. There is a high level of uncertainty with the precipitation types for this event and they could vary greatly across our region.

Precipitation could begin as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain (depending on your location) but will transition to all rain by the mid-morning.

*Southern Valley/Southern Plateau (Sweetwater/Spring City southward): All rain

*Central Valley: Some snow/sleet to start but the mix should be brief before changing over to rain

*Northern Valley/Northern Plateau (Morristown northward): Snow/sleet mix to freezing rain before becoming all rain by around 7 am. A dusting to 1/2" of snow may accumulate with a glaze of ice possible ahead of the rain. Roads may become slick!

*SE Kentucky, SW Virginia, Foothills/Smokies: These are the areas with the best chance of seeing wintry weather... Snow to start, then freezing rain, then all rain by around 10 am. Up to 1" of snow may accumulate with a tenth of an inch of ice possible. Travel may become hazardous and these are the areas under the Winter Weather Advisory (see map below).

**Travel could become hazardous because of the wintry weather in the higher elevations of the Foothills and Smokies. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect overnight into early Sunday morning.

Once the front comes through Sunday afternoon, showers will decrease in coverage and winds will shift and become northwesterly. Colder air will filter in and we may have a few snow flurries in the higher elevations of the Plateau and the Smokies Sunday night into early Monday morning.

Quiet weather returns for Monday afternoon ahead of the next system that will arrive on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Check back for udpates!


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