UPDATED: Snow still possible in East Tennessee Saturday, just not as much

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- There's still a chance you'll see some snow this weekend, but a much better chance that you'll just be very cold if you go outside.

"The amount of moisture looks limited here," said WVLT Pinpoint 8 Meteorologist Craig Edwards, "but there should be enough to create some snow during the middle of the day and some sprinkles or light rain in the afternoon."

The higher elevations of the Smoky Mountains may see some light snow accumulations, according to Edwards. But, he says, the most snowfall from this system will be on the other side of the mountains into South Carolina and North Carolina.

North Georgia to Chattanooga also may see 1-2", but it'll be mostly rain in Atlanta.

If you will be traveling on I-75 South or I-40 East (into North Carolina) you may see some slick spots.

In North Georgia (and Chattanooga) the snow will change to rain by 3 pm. But that's after an inch or so of accumulation. In North Carolina it will be snow most of the day. Asheville may see between 2 to 4 inches of snow by Saturday night.

By Sunday the really cold air will move in. Lows Sunday morning will be in the upper teens. By afternoon the high will only be 32 degrees. It will be sunny and cold!

Any school/business or church closings will be passed along as soon as we get them, on Volunteer TV News, and volunteertv.com. You can also sign up for text messages on your cell phone with snowto2go through voltv2go.com. We will send you a text message if your school closes. See the link below to subscribe.

You can get road condition phone numbers, utility phone numbers, and pretty much everything else you need to deal with the storm on our web channel home page in the section titled "Super Pinpoint 8 Winter Weather Center."

The best way to track the storm is to watch Volunteer TV News today.

You can also track the storm from your home computer on Pinpoint 8 Desktop Weather. See the link below to download it.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.

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  • by donna Location: knoxville on Jan 20, 2008 at 08:45 AM
    where is the snow !!!
  • by Sherry Location: Sevierville on Jan 19, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    Nothing here. It's simply a cold, gray day. We all keep hoping for snow but we should give it up. The days of decent snow fall in East Tennessee and snow days are long gone. :o(
  • by KEN Location: KNOXVILLE on Jan 19, 2008 at 07:59 AM
  • by Mike Location: Smyrna on Jan 17, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    The NAM-WRF model shows 5 inches in the valley with 10 inches in the mountains. Thats the difference they are talking about. GFS showing about 2 inches locally.


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