Light snow Wednesday; Significant Snow Sunday and Monday (12/9-12/10/18)
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The StormTrack 5 Weather Team is closely tracking a potential snow storm for Saturday night through Monday (12/10/18).
Before that scattered snow showers will be around this evening through Wednesday evening. A light accumulation is possible in the valleys (1" or less). 1-2" in the mountains (locally more). Be alert for icy roads Wednesday morning.
A few more flurries are possible Thursday night into Friday morning.
Then we focus on an area of low pressure that is expected to develop along the Texas Gulf Coast Saturday. It will track east toward the Carolinas through Monday. The storm system will send moisture north into cold air provided by high pressure to the north. It's a classic setup for snow in the Tri-Cities region, but the details remain unclear. Some rain could mix in, especially in the valleys (complicating the snowfall forecast).
At this point it appears a moderate snowfall is possible in the Tri-Cities and a heavy snowfall is possible across the higher elevations north and east (especially near the TN/NC line).
Check back with News 5 WCYB for updates as we get new weather data every 6 hours. As the snowfall forecast data settles in we will be able to give a forecasts that is less likely to change by a large amount.
More info at WCYB.com/weather and in the StormTrack 5 mobile app.