Chattanooga Area Motorists Warned To Beware Of "Black Ice" As Temperatures Plunge

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Chattanooga area motorists are warned to be cautious about possible "black Ice" as temperatures plunge following heavy moisture.

The arrival of Arctic air brought temperatures down from the high 50s on Saturday evening to below freezing on Lookout Mountain by Sunday morning.

Here is a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 4PM EST SUN ...COLD ARCTIC AIR AND PATCHY BLACK ICE.... ARCTIC AIR IS MOVING INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS BEHIND A DEPARTING COLD FRONT WITH STRONG WESTERLY TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS.

WIDESPREAD MOISTURE REMAINS ON AREA ROADWAYS AFTER WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ON SATURDAY.

DUE TO THIS, EXPECT ANY RESIDUAL MOISTURE WILL FREEZE THIS MORNING LEADING TO SOME AREAS OF BLACK ICE TODAY AND LINGERING INTO MONDAY. PLEASE EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING.


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