Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
320 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 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-
320 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018 /220 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018/

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

.DAY ONE...This evening and Tonight

...Severe Thunderstorms expected this evening across the Plateau,
parts of the central and southern Tennessee Valley, and southwest
North Carolina...

A strong storm system will move across the Southern Appalachian
Region with southerly winds pulling warm, moist and unstable air
into the Tennessee Valley. Severe thunderstorms will move into
the Plateau, southeast and central sections of the Tennessee
Valley, and southwest North Carolina this evening. The main threat
being tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail.

There is a potential of isolated strong tornadoes across the
southern Plateau and southeast Tennessee.

Besides the potential severe storms, the low-level winds may
produce strong...gusty winds across the Smoky Mountains this
evening. Southerly winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph are
possible. A Wind Advisory has been issued for this area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

...Rain Changing to Snow Showers across the Higher Elevations
Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night...

A cold front will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern
Appalachians Tuesday with colder air spilling into the region.
For Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night, the colder air will
move into the southern Appalachians with the rain changing to snow
showers across the higher elevations, generally above 2500 feet.
Snow accumulations are possible across the higher elevations, such
as the Smoky Mountains and High Knob, Virginia.

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.


Spotter activation may be needed this evening.


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