Snow And Colder: Midwest To South

Friday, February 15, 2013

AccuWeather.com reports a bit of snow and slippery spots will precede a cold weekend for the Ohio and Tennessee valleys as well as other areas in the South.

The early stages of a developing storm along the Atlantic coast this weekend will tiptoe through part of the Midwest, interior South and central Appalachians Friday into Saturday in the form of spotty snow, snow showers and mixed snow and rain showers.

In most areas, the snow will not accumulate during the day Friday. However, for those who have not seen much in the way of snow this winter, it could get interesting for a time.

However, where the snow showers occur from Friday evening into Saturday, as colder air moves in and road surface temperatures cool, there can be a small slushy accumulation, especially on some bridges and overpasses.

The region is most likely to get a small accumulation Friday night, but snow showers will spread farther to the east during the day Saturday and will organize into an area of steady, accumulating snow Saturday afternoon and evening over eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

Over the hilly areas from southeastern Kentucky and eastern Tennessee through the heart of the central and southern Appalachians Friday night into the first part of Saturday, there could be a couple of inches of snow, where the snow showers persist.

However, the risk of accumulating snow will not stop at the spine of the Appalachians.

As Saturday progresses, the storm will begin to organize along the Atlantic Seaboard. The same storm will evolve into a blizzard over portions of Maine and neighboring Canada Saturday night into Sunday.

Snow showers are likely to continue over the central and southern Appalachians Saturday afternoon.

How quickly the storm strengthens off the Virginia Capes will determine how much snow falls from eastern North Carolina to the Delmarva Peninsula. If the storm develops rapidly, there could be several inches of wet snow in this area Saturday afternoon and evening.

While the air coming in this weekend will not be the coldest of the winter around the Midwest, it will have a little bite with some wind adding to the chill.

Farther south, along the Gulf Coast to Florida, where skies become clear and winds diminish at night, temperatures could dip to their lowest levels of the season with the potential for a frost and freeze.

As the disabled cruise ship reaches the northern Gulf and passengers spend some time in the area, much colder air will be moving in.


Man, 51, Shot And Killed By Cleveland Police Officers

A 51-year-old man was shot and killed by Cleveland Police officers just before noon Tuesday. Police said Robert Edwin Eaves was a registered sex offender who had abducted a 28-year-old woman and taken her to an address on Phillips Street, where the shooting occurred. Police said three children were inside the house, including a 16-year-old babysitter. One of the children ... (click for more)

Senate Democrats Elect Lee Harris Senate Minority Leader

Senate Democrats elected Senator Lee Harris of Memphis to the post of senate minority leader  on Tuesday . "In a caucus of five members, every single Democrat is a leader in his or her own right," Senator Harris said. "We're making a bet on the future of the Democratic Party in Tennessee, and we're betting that we have better ideas to move Tennessee forward." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Grand Thanksgiving Feast

I’m not really sure how it all came about but a few days before Thanksgiving last year, what was usually a crowded table had dwindled down to just Mother, Aunt Martha and me. Just the idea of getting dressed up made both of them tired, which happens when you are 89 and 87, respectively, and the thought of preparing the traditional feast brought only further groans so I announced ... (click for more)

Maston, Cameron Power Tyner Past Hixson, 69-60

When Darren Maston transferred from Ooltewah to Tyner prior to last season, he was a role player on a team that had eight talented, experienced seniors. Now, Maston is being asked to fill an expanded role as a scorer and leader. He did both rather well Tuesday night as Tyner opened the 2014-15 season with a 69-60 District 6-AA victory over Hixson on the Wildcats’ floor. ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Soddy Daisy Rolls Past Rhea County

The Soddy Daisy Trojans remained unbeaten after four games in basketball, including Tuesday night's 70-31 romp over the visiting Rhea County Golden Eagles, but please keep in mind that Rhea County is still playing football and at least seven regulars on the basketball court are still trying to win a state title on the gridiron. Preston Pugh scored on a layup with 6:39 to play ... (click for more)