Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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FXUS64 KMRX 051348
AFDMRX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
948 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.DISCUSSION...

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW IS MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD FROM THE OHIO RIVER
VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. CURRENT RADAR IMAGERY
INDICATES A FEW SHOWERS WRAPPING AROUND THIS LOW ACROSS SOUTHEAST
KENTUCKY AND EAST TENNESSEE. THE AIR ALOFT IS VERY COLD FOR EARLY
MAY AND THE TEMPERATURE CURRENTLY AT NEWFOUND GAP IS 30 DEGREES.
WITH PRECIPITATION INCREASING LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THERE COULD BE SOME MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR
LOCATIONS ABOVE 4500-5000 FT. ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LIGHT AND
GENERALLY UNDER AN INCH. THE COLD AIR ALOFT WILL ALSO LEAD TO STEEP
LAPSE RATES WITH A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER POSSIBLE LATE THIS
MORNING INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. SOME SMALL HAIL OR GRAUPEL WILL
BE POSSIBLE BUT SHOULD HAVE MINIMAL IMPACTS.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN             47  73  50  82 /  10   0   0   0
KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN  46  69  49  78 /  50  10  10  10
OAK RIDGE, TN                       46  70  49  80 /  30  10   0  10
TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN              43  63  46  74 /  70  40  20  20

&&

.MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NC...NONE.
TN...NONE.
VA...NONE.
&&

$$

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