UPDATED: Snow, bitter cold on the way in with New Year

By: Scott Blalock
By: Scott Blalock

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for the mountains of east Tennessee with a WINTER STORM WARNING for western North Carolina.
Snow showers on Tuesday will increase in coverage and intensity by Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected in the higher elevations. A dusting of snow is also possible in the valley, especially north of Knoxville, on Tuesday night.

The coldest air of the season will accompany this approaching winter blast. Temperatures will hold in the 30's for highs Tuesday with highs on Wednesday only in the 20's. Wind chills in the valley will be near zero by Tuesday night, with wind chills in the higher terrain below zero !

Please take precautions including checking the coolant in your auto, providing pets with fresh water and checking traveling conditions on roads passing through the mountains.

A reminder, stay connected to Volunteer TV news and VolunteerTV.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.

You can track the storm on your computer by downloading Pinpoint 8 Desktop Weather by clicking on the link below this story.

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  • by beth Location: tennessee on Jan 17, 2008 at 05:27 PM
    i cant believe it will never snow in knoxville tn i wish i could find an acurate sight!
  • by unknown Location: knoxville on Jan 1, 2008 at 03:40 PM
    We will not have to worry about snow tonight because every time the weathermen say we are going to get snow we do not get it but when they say we have nothing to worry about that is when we have to watch out remember the blizzard of 1993 they said we had nothing to worry about then and we ended up getting 13 to 15 inches there is only one person who can predict the weather and that is God he will let us know in his good time
  • by donna Location: maryville,tn on Jan 1, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    we here in blount county havent seen any snow at all,the skys here arent even cloudy,the sun is quit pretty this morning,even though it is 34 degrees.


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