Heavy Precipitation To Move Into Chattanooga Area; Some Areas Of Tennessee To Get Some Snow Accumulation; Some Flights Cancelled At Airport

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Heavy precipitation will move into the Chattanooga area today, according to the National Weather Service.

Some areas of Tennessee will see some snow accumulation.

Some flights were being cancelled at the Chattanooga Airport due to the inclement weather.

Here is the latest statement:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 4PM EST SAT ...A WINTRY AND HEAVY RAINFALL STORM SYSTEM THIS WEEKEND ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN PLATEAU...

WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TODAY AS A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE AREA. PRECIPITATION WILL BE MAINLY RAIN TODAY, EXCEPT FOR POSSIBLY EXCEPT A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND SLEET AT THE ONSET. A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING OVER THE CENTRAL TENNESSEE VALLEY, GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES AROUND DAYBREAK SUNDAY THROUGH MID-DAY WITH A QUICK 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS, SUCH AS THE AREA RIDGE TOPS. THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL DIMINISH TO DRIZZLE OR POSSIBLY FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. ACROSS SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE, THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE MAINLY RAIN. SOME OF THE RAIN WILL BE LOCALLY MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 1/2 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED. PONDING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND SOME STREET FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN TENNESSEE VALLEY, SOUTHERN PLATEAU, AND SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER GRASSY AND ELEVATED SURFACES. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.


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