Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
325 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
325 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018 /225 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southwest North
Carolina...East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

...Rain Changing to Snow Showers across the Higher Elevations
early this morning through tonight... ...Winter Storm Warning is
effect for the Higher Elevations of southwest Virginia, such as
High Knob, and the far eastern Tennessee Mountains for Tonight
through Wednesday Evening...

Colder air will spill into the region this evening. Rain showers
will transition to snow showers as temperatures drop. Snow showers
are expected to linger through Wednesday and Wednesday evening.
Snow accumulations are expected across the higher elevations of
Southwest Virginia and the Tennessee mountains, with snowfall of
2 to 5 inches, except 5 to 10 inches possible over the highest
elevations of the Smoky Mountains and Roane Mountain.

Across the lower elevations of southwest Virginia and the northern
Plateau, snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible.

In the Northern Tennessee Valley accumulations of up to 1 inch are
possible through the morning hours.

Anyone planning on venturing out across the higher terrain, such
as hikers, should plan for wintry conditions with temperatures
dropping into the upper teens and middle 20s, windy conditions,
snow packed and icy trails. Best to delay venturing out across
the mountainous areas of the southern Appalachians.

Temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning will drop below
freezing across the area. These temperatures will damage or kill
crops and other sensitive vegetation.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

No hazardous weather is expected.


Spotter activation is not expected.


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