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

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053 FXUS64 KMRX 110156 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 856 PM EST WED FEB 10 2016 .DISCUSSION... A BAND OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES IS MOVING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN VALLEY AND PLATEAU AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH ROTATES THROUGH THE AREA. HI-RES MODELS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING A GREAT DEAL WITH THIS AREA OF SNOW SHOWERS. THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWING THE PRECIP. DIMINISHING RAPIDLY AS IT ENCOUNTERS DRIER AIR ACROSS EAST TENNESSEE. HOWEVER...BASED ON CURRENT RADAR IMAGERY AND OBSERVATIONS...THIS HAS NOT YET OCCURRED. THEREFORE...BASED ON CURRENT TRENDS...EXPECT THERE COULD BE UP TO AN INCH OF ACCUMULATION ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN IN THE SOUTHERN PLATEAU WITH UP TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH IN THE SOUTHERN VALLEY. WENT AHEAD AND ISSUED A SPS TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SLICK SPOTS FROM THE LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. THE PRECIP. SHOULD COME TO AN END AROUND MIDNIGHT. EARLIER...WENT AHEAD AND LET THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND WINTER STORM WARNING EXPIRE AT 7 PM WITH SNOW SHOWERS COMING TO AN END FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE TN/NC BORDER AND SW VA. THE MAIN STORY TONIGHT IN THESE LOCATIONS WILL BE THE BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE -15 TO -5 DEGREE RANGE BY TOMORROW MORNING. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 24 44 27 50 / 30 0 0 10 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 22 38 23 44 / 20 0 0 10 OAK RIDGE, TN 21 39 22 43 / 20 0 0 10 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 14 32 17 38 / 20 10 0 40 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...WIND CHILL ADVISORY UNTIL NOON EST THURSDAY FOR BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-JOHNSON-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST CARTER-SOUTHEAST GREENE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-UNICOI. VA...NONE. && $$ MA

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