A winter storm is expected in East Tennessee early Friday, and there is a chance of snow in Oak Ridge, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
Heavy wet snow is expected to develop in parts of East Tennessee early Friday morning. The forecast says heavy snow is most likely in the mountains.
“While temperatures are forecast to be above freezing across the valley, heavy wet snow is forecast to accumulate,” the National Weather Service said. “Forecasts across the valley still have considerable uncertainty, so continue to check back for the latest.” (Read more here.)
In Oak Ridge on Thursday night, rain showers are likely before 3 a.m. Friday. After that, rain and snow showers are likely. The low is forecast at around 34, and the chance of precipitation is 70 percent, the Weather Service said. Oak Ridge could receive a total of less than a half inch of snow overnight.
“Focus on impacts and not amounts since this will impact the morning commute,” the National Weather Service said.
On Friday, snow showers are likely before 9 a.m. There is a chance of rain and snow showers between 9 a.m. and noon, then a chance of rain showers after noon, the Weather Service said. Patchy fog is possible between 9 and 10 a.m. Otherwise, it could be cloudy, with a high near 40. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, and new snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible, forecasters said.