Rain and snow are possible in the region today, including parts of East Tennessee and southwest Virginia, but in Oak Ridge, little or no snow is expected to accumulate, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
“Still a good bet that most people will still see snow in the air today,” the NWS said at about 5 a.m. Thursday.
Significant accumulations are likely only in higher areas, with three to five inches near the Great Smoky Mountains, two to three inches elsewhere in the Tennessee mountains, and a half inch or less most likely in the Tennessee Valley, the NWS said.
The seven-day forecast for Oak Ridge said rain and snow are likely before 3 p.m.; rain is possible between 3 and 5 p.m.; and there is a chance of rain and snow after 5 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, the NWS said.
There is a 20 percent chance of snow in Oak Ridge before 8 p.m., forecasters said.
The high today is expected to be near 37, and the low tonight is forecast around 21.
Skies are expected to gradually clear tonight, with Friday and Saturday forecast to be sunny. The high on Friday is forecast near 42, and the low Friday night is expected to be around 23.
Saturday is expected to be warmer, with a high near 51.