KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Although many could be wishing for a balmy spring break, an Arctic blast could turn rain to snow this coming weekend in East Tennessee, according to current predictions shared by WATE 6 Storm Team.
Here’s what we know:
A cold front is anticipated to sweep across East Tennessee Friday evening. With that, an Arctic blast of even colder air will pour in and for some in the region, the rain will change to snow late Friday into Saturday morning. While it’s still too early to talk about potential snow accumulations, snow flurries on Saturday are still highly possible.
Currently, the 6 Storm Team is tracking spotty showers from Wednesday through Friday, with highs expected to gradually increase back into the mid-60s by the end of the week. Indicators currently show that possible snow flurries could arrive in East Tennessee Saturday morning, especially in the higher elevations.
“There is the chance for a light rain/snow mix Friday night into early Saturday,” the 6 Storm Team weather blog states. “Saturday looks much colder with a slim chance for a few snow flurries. Highs Saturday will only be in the upper 30s and low 40s.”
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The computer models are still churning the data, and the 6 Storm Team says this data is indicating a snowfall with little accumulation.