Night: Rain more
likely (near 100% coverage), but a wintry mix is possible across portions of
the Plateau and S.E. Kentucky. Low: 36°.
Monday: Rain (wintry mix or snow for areas
north and west) tapers off early (60% coverage), but clouds and cooler temperatures
linger. High: 47°
Many East Tennesseans took advantage of the beautiful weather Saturday, with temperatures reaching the mid 50s to 60°. The mild temperatures will remain overnight into Sunday, with all areas remaining above freezing and thin clouds slowly
building across the region.
A cold front will slide across the area on Sunday, spreading rain showers from west to east through the day. Temperatures will be in
the mid 40s across the plateau, S.E. Kentucky and the mountains, and lower 50s
for most of the valley.
Rain showers will be more likely overnight Sunday into
Monday morning, with nearly 100% coverage. Colder air will filter in as well,
meaning portions of the plateau and S.E. Kentucky could see a rain to wintry
mix to snow transition late Sunday night into early Monday.
There could be
some travel concerns with this system across those areas, so we will continue
to monitor how this system continues to develop. Confidence is still rather
high, at this time, that the majority of the valley, foothills and the mountains will see mainly a rain event.
If the cold air moves any further
southeast, that could change the forecast.