Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS64 KMRX 151507 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 1100 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014 .DISCUSSION...CHILLY AIR STREAMING INTO THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING. THE COLD AIR...STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW AND LIGHT RAIN IS MAKING IT FEEL RATHER RAW OUT THERE TODAY. THE BACK EDGE OF THE RAIN SHIELD IS MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SNOW MAINLY IMPACTING HIGHER TERRAIN. WENT AHEAD AND JUST MIXED IN A BIT OF SNOW WITH THE RAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA AS NEGATIVE SEVEN TO NEGATIVE EIGHT DEGREE AIR SPILLS INTO THE REGION AT 85H. STILL COULD SEE ACCUMULATION AROUND ONE INCH ABOVE 3500 FEET. DON`T EXPECT MUCH IN THE WAY OF ACCUMULATION BELOW THIS ELEVATION ALTHOUGH THERE COULD BE A DUSTING ON THE GRASS OVER THE NORTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU INTO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AS THE AFTERNOON PROGRESSES. ADJUSTED THE HOURLY TEMPERATURE CURVE BACK SEVERAL DEGREES FOR THE AFTERNOON WITH STRONG COLD AIR ADVECTION CONTINUING BEHIND THE FRONT. TAPERED PRECIP OFF FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGH 00Z WEDNESDAY ACCORDING TO MODEL SOLUTION. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 52 30 62 35 / 70 0 0 0 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 50 29 61 34 / 70 0 0 0 OAK RIDGE, TN 49 28 61 33 / 70 0 0 0 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 53 26 60 29 / 70 0 0 0 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR CHEROKEE-CLAY. FREEZE WARNING FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EDT WEDNESDAY FOR CHEROKEE-CLAY. WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR CHEROKEE-CLAY. TN...FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-HANCOCK- HAWKINS-JOHNSON-NORTHWEST CARTER-NORTHWEST GREENE-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST CARTER-SOUTHEAST GREENE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-SULLIVAN-UNICOI-WASHINGTON TN. FREEZE WARNING FROM 10 PM EDT /9 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR ANDERSON-BLEDSOE-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-BRADLEY-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS- EAST POLK-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-HAMILTON-HANCOCK-HAWKINS- JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-KNOX-LOUDON-MARION-MCMINN-MEIGS-MORGAN-NW BLOUNT-NORTH SEVIER-NORTHWEST CARTER-NORTHWEST COCKE- NORTHWEST GREENE-NORTHWEST MONROE-RHEA-ROANE-SCOTT TN- SEQUATCHIE-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST CARTER- SOUTHEAST GREENE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-SULLIVAN-UNICOI-UNION- WASHINGTON TN-WEST POLK. WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-JOHNSON-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST CARTER-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI. WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING FOR BLEDSOE- BRADLEY-CAMPBELL-EAST POLK-HAMILTON-MARION-MCMINN-MEIGS- MORGAN-NORTHWEST MONROE-RHEA-SCOTT TN-SEQUATCHIE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-WEST POLK. VA...FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR LEE-RUSSELL-SCOTT-WASHINGTON-WISE. FREEZE WARNING FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EDT WEDNESDAY FOR LEE-RUSSELL-SCOTT-WASHINGTON-WISE. && $$

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