A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is posted Monday - Wednesday due to significant rainfall amounts expected to accumulate. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch until Wednesday at 7am. We expect 2-4 inches of rain that could lead to some localized flooding in areas prone to flooding. This event will also create a slow commute to and from work Monday and Tuesday, and then again on Wednesday morning.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Ober Gatlinburg is planning a big free event on Thursday to kick off the winter season at the ski resort.
Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating 50 years of skiing in Tennessee and they are planning a Back in Blue skiing and snowboarding even on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
Ober is planning the event on terrain that features the tubing park and will be followed by a ski and snowboard movie out on the snow.
The slopes will officially open to the public for the 2012/13 ski and snowboarding season as soon as temperatures allow for snow making. Snow tubing opened the earliest ever on November 16th.
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