WINTER BLAST: Cold and Snow Possible Monday into Tuesday
A quick punch of winter is heading towards the Tri-Cities and it could bring some snow to parts of the region.
Let's time everything out and look at the impacts.
Monday morning, we'll start out early (before sunrise) in the 40s. As the day goes on, temperatures will quickly drop as a cold front moves through. By the afternoon, temperatures will be in the 30s, with wind chill values in the 20s!
On Monday afternoon, some snow showers will occur. Most of these will be NW flow snow showers, meaning they'll favor the NW facing slopes. A few snow squalls will also be possible. These snow squalls can produce a quick dusting to 1" of snow in spots they move over. Overall, the impacts from this system look to be low, but some spots in the higher elevations, above 3,000 feet, could see some slick roads at times Monday night into Tuesday morning. I could see a delay or two for a few school systems in the mountains.
A light accumulation of up to 1" is possible with the snow showers. In the higher elevations above 4,000 feet, and towards the top of Roan Mountain, Whitetop and High Knob, 2" could occur.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the cold air sticks around- with highs only in the 30s.