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Published on April 04, 2024
Snow Showers and Biting Winds in Store for East Tennessee, Knoxville Braces for Chilly WeekendSource: Unsplash / Hide Obara

Knoxville residents, brace yourselves for a chilly weekend. The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a hazardous weather outlook for parts of east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and southwest North Carolina. According to the forecast, travelers and mountain dwellers above 3,000 ft can expect periods of snow showers continuing into Friday afternoon, as reported on NWS Knoxville's website.

For those venturing higher, at elevations above 4500 ft, accumulations could reach up to 3 to 6 inches. While Knoxville itself might be spared the thick blankets of snow, the winter weather hits with another blow—a punch of bone-chilling wind chills that are expected to drop into the teens today and tonight.

Friday night could get even colder with freezing temperatures looming ominously over most of the mentioned areas, threatening to bring frost by Sunday morning. The NWS assures that spotters do not need to activate at this time, giving some solace that, while the weather may be adverse, it is not expected to reach emergency levels.

Knoxville's immediate weather outlook includes a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 53 degrees, accompanied by windy conditions. The rollercoaster of temperatures and conditions continues; after a partly cloudy night with a low around 36 on Friday, the city can expect sunny skies and a mild high near 61 on Saturday. Don't get too comfortable, though, as Sunday night will usher in another round of showers and possible thunderstorms, carrying on into early next week with a persistent chance of precipitation, which, could impact outdoor plans for many residents and visitors.