Our first blast of winter this season is on the way, but who will actually see snow when they wake up on Tuesday?
The best chance for accumulating snow is in Southeast Kentucky. Bell, Harlan, and Knox County, KY are under a winter weather advisory for Tuesday. Snow could start falling in the early morning hours, and they could get a 1/2 inch to an inch on the ground.
Flakes could start flying on the Cumberland Plateau between 8 and 10 am. That includes Cumberland, Fentress, Scott, Morgan, and Campbell Counties. Up to a half inch could accumulate on grassy surfaces, and on cars and rooftops.
What about Knoxville and the valley? Most likely we'll see flurries and a light rain/snow mix in the morning and early afternoon. We may end up with a dusting on cars and rooftops, but we're not expecting any problems on the roads. Most of the precipitation should be gone by early afternoon.
In the mountains, a light accumulation of up to an inch is possible, maybe more in the highest elevations. This includes Sevier, Blount, Cocke, and Greene Counties.
For everyone else, expect so see some flakes flying around, but no accumulation or issues on the roads.
Now that we've talked about snow, let's talk about cold! It's going to feel more like January than November, with temperatures falling into the 30's and 40's on Tuesday, with a blustery wind making it seem even colder.
The chill will remain on Wednesday, with highs in the 40's, but we'll warm back up for the end of the week, with highs on Thursday and Friday in the 60's.