Snow is likely for the Chattanooga area on Sunday with the valleys getting 1-2 inches and more in the higher elevations.
Then there will be a deep freeze with temperatures dropping as low as seven degrees on Monday. The area is expected to have over 60 hours of below-freezing temperatures.
The snow arrived earlier on area mountains with one section of Signal Mountain reporting two inches on Thursday night.
• Snow should begin Sunday evening, ending Monday
• Monday night/Tuesday morning the low may reach 7 degrees, which will be the coldest since January 2003
• Monday & Tuesday wind chills are predicted to be between -5 to -15 degrees
• Consideration to be given for preparation of possible hazardous travel and power outages throughout this event
• Remember to use caution with all heat sources and prepare for the extreme cold, including exposed pipes and anti- freeze in vehicle radiators
Here is the latest forecast:
- Tonight Clear, with a low around 20. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.
- Saturday Sunny, with a high near 45. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Saturday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. South wind around 5 mph.
- Sunday Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
- Sunday Night Rain showers before 9pm, then snow showers. Low around 16. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
- Monday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 20. Blustery.
- Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Blustery.
- Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 25.
- Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 14.