NWS: Light snow, wind chills below zero possible

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) – A light snow is expected to fall across East Tennessee on Saturday night.

According to the National Weather Service, a large low pressure system made its way across the northern Gulf of Mexico on Saturday morning and remained off the Carolina coast in the afternoon, allowing it to pick up moisture which has spread to our region.

The best chance for snow accumulation is in the mountains, but a dusting may develop on grassy surfaces across the valley and plateau.

The NWS said because the temperatures are hovering above freezing for most of the day, roads should not become hazardous, except possibly in the mountains.

As the low pressure system leaves East Tennessee, an artic air mass will move into the area overnight, meaning you may have to battle single digit temperatures on your way to church in the morning.

Finally, the NWS expects northerly winds to accompany the air mass, meaning it could feel as low as five degrees below zero overnight.

Meteorologist Jim Freeman is tracking the system, and will have the latest tonight on Volunteer TV News at 6:00 and on the Night Watch at 11.

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