Tennessee Valley (WDEF): WINTER IS HERE: Wintry Mix & Snow Showers Monday!
SO MANY CHANGES!
Sunday night, rain chances will become heavier towards the late night with a few thunderstorms possible and some breezy winds alongside a cold front. Bledsoe county is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 AM Tuesday for snow totals between 1-2”. The eastern half of Monroe county extending into the Smoky Mountains is under a Winter Storm Watch until Tuesday 12 PM for heavy snow accumulations.
These rain showers will transition into a wintry mix and flurries for the mountain tops as temperatures drop early Monday. Elevations of 3,000 ft and higher will see the highest accumulations of 1-3” with the Smoky Mountains seeing even 3-6” possible mainly towards the afternoon and evening. Be cautious for work and school commutes back home due to slipper and icy conditions possible. Winds will be brutal tomorrow making WIND CHILLS DOWN TO THE TEENS for the mountain tops towards Tuesday morning.
REMINDERS: Dress appropriately for Monday and Tuesday, cover outdoor pipes, drip faucets, and bring your pets indoors as we get the coldest temps of the season!
58 & 37 are our seasonal highs and lows. The seasonal afternoon highs as well as the early morning lows are now on the way down!
We’re getting in to the time to discuss freeze watches and warnings: Whenever you hear about those watches and warnings, remember a few things that could save you time, money, and a lot of headaches: Pets should be brought inside. Cover above-ground pipes, and protect all sensitive vegetation. Check on your neighbors and the elderly. In really, REALLY cold temperatures, make sure and open cabinet doors that face exterior walls, and allow a thin stream of water about the size of a pencil lead to run from the faucet farther away from where the water enters your home.
Make sure you & your family stay in touch with us. Remember the Storm Team 12 app can always bring you the latest weather alerts for your location as well as Titan Radar. Download it for free from your app store – just search “WDEF Weather”.