Temperatures could be frigid in the Tennessee Valley tonight, dropping to between 5 and 15 degrees, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters advised residents to let their faucets drip overnight and bring pets inside.
Also, make sure any space heaters are kept away from anything that could catch fire.
The National Weather Service in Morristown said prolonged outdoor exposure could lead to frostbite and hypothermia.
The forecast near Oak Ridge calls for clear skies and a low of 11 degrees Fahrenheit tonight (Monday, January 18).
The high on Tuesday is forecast at 30 degrees, with a low of 21 Tuesday night. Temperatures are expected to climb back above freezing on Wednesday before falling back to 28 on Friday night.
Forecasters said there is a chance of rain and snow on Wednesday night and again on Friday night.
“An Arctic airmass sprawled across much of the eastern half of the nation will keep temperatures well below-normal from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, with temperatures slightly rebounding on Wednesday,” the National Weather Service said.
See the seven-day Oak Ridge forecast here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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