Special Weather Statement
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000 WWUS84 KMRX 182042 SPSMRX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Morristown TN 342 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019 NCZ060-061-TNZ012>018-035>047-067>074-081>087-098>102-VAZ001-002- 005-006-008-190445- Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins- Sullivan-Johnson-Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen- 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- Wise-Scott-Russell-Washington- Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Oneida, La Follette, Tazewell, Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol, Mountain City, Wartburg, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge, Morristown, Newport, Cosby, Greeneville, Cedar Creek, Johnson City, Erwin, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Kingston, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Dandridge, Maryville, Cades Cove, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Dunlap, Pikeville, Dayton, Decatur, Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise, Norton, Gate City, Lebanon, and Abingdon 342 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019 /242 PM CST Fri Jan 18 2019/ ...High Wind Warning and Advisory for the far east Tennessee and southwest Virginia Mountains and Adjacent Foothills for Saturday... ...Line of Showers and Possible Thunderstorms late Saturday Afternoon and Evening Producing Gusty Winds and Heavy Rain... ...Rain Changing to Snow area-wide with Snow Accumulations over the Higher Elevations... A strong low pressure system will affect the area Saturday and Sunday. Ahead of this system, high winds are expected Saturday across the mountains and foothills. Southerly winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph in the Smoky Mountains, and 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph over northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia Mountains. Showers and a chance of late afternoon and evening Thunderstorms Saturday. Main concern from these storms will be heavy rain and strong and gusty winds. Due to the wet ground, the strong winds may down trees producing isolated power outages. Besides the strong winds, the heavy rain may produce ponding of low-lying areas, near bankfull streams, and localized roadway flooding. Much colder air will build into the area late Saturday night and Sunday, changing the rain to snow. Light snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected over the far eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia Mountains. Snowfall of 1/2 to 1 inch are possible across the Plateau counties and lower elevations of southwest Virginia. Bitterly cold temperatures and brisk northwest winds may produce low wind chill values on Sunday night and Monday morning, mainly in the higher terrain. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and other local media for further details or updates. $$

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