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

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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.
&&

$$

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