Note: This story was last updated at 7:25 p.m.
Rain turned into occasional snow in Oak Ridge on Friday afternoon as a winter storm warning remained in effect, and the National Weather Service in Morristown said there is a 100 percent chance of precipitation on Friday night, with new snow accumulation of two to four inches possible.
Snow will continue to be likely Saturday morning, mainly before 11 a.m., the NWS said.
The low tonight is forecast at 26 degrees Fahrenheit, and the high tomorrow is expected to be 31. The new snow accumulation on Saturday is expected to be less than half of an inch.
The winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Saturday. It’s part of a large, strong Winter Storm Jonas that’s affecting a large part of the eastern United States, including Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The National Weather Service said widespread snowfall accumulations of between three and six inches are expected for much of the central Tennessee Valley, and six to 10 inches are possible over far northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Lesser amounts of one to three inches are expected over the southern valley.
See the seven-day forecast near Oak Ridge here.
See the winter storm warning here. It applies to Oak Ridge, Clinton, Kingston, Knoxville, and Anderson Roane, and Knox counties, among other local cities and counties. It says rain will transition to snow late Friday afternoon and evening, and snowfall accumulations between three and six inches will be common overnight into Saturday, with a few locally higher amounts possible along the ridges and foothills.
Check the National Weather Service in Morristown for updates.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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