High temperatures today will be about 10 degrees below normal, and bitterly cold air is on the way this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
Lows in the area around Clinton and Oak Ridge are forecast to be between about 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit today (Wednesday, December 27).
Highs are forecast between 34 and 36, with mostly sunny skies today and mostly clear skies tonight.
Temperatures are expected to remain cold this week, with some slight warming on Thursday and more Friday, with colder weather again on Saturday and Sunday and a slight chance of snow on Sunday.
The National Weather Service said bitterly cold air is on the way this weekend. Temperatures are expected to be 10 to 20 degrees below normal, and dangerously low wind chills are expected, especially across the higher elevations.
“Remember to dress warmly in layers, provide shelter for pets and animals, and take precautions around your home or business to avoid frozen pipes,” the National Weather Service said.
The Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook that said an area of low pressure could bring wintry precipitation to the area on Sunday and Monday. The hazardous weather outlook includes Anderson, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union counties.
“Only light snow showers or flurries are expected at this time, with little accumulation,” the Weather Service said. “However, confidence is very low at this time with regard to the track and strength of this system. The greatest weather impact will be the arrival of very cold air this weekend that will linger through the middle of next week.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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