A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
Knoxville (WVLT) - Its never too early to think about getting your flu shot for this winter.
Wednesday, federal health officials approved nasal spray flu vaccine Astrazeneca Flumist for children under age 5.
Originally the nasal spray had been limited to patients ages five to 49 years old.
Flu shot vaccines can be used on younger children.
Health officials also say manufacturers expect to ship more than 130 million doses of flu vaccine in the coming months.
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