KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The WATE 6 On Your Side Storm Team is currently tracking the potential for Arctic air to move into East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky late next week.

Although it is still days out, many models are picking up on the potential for frigid air to arrive late Thursday into Friday. Right now, the Storm Team has forecasted a low of 9 degrees Saturday morning!

Additionally, rain is expected to move into the area late Wednesday night into Thursday. Much of Thursday will be soggy with scattered rain showers before colder air arrives late Thursday night.

Given that we are still about five days out, our meteorologists are still examining the broader details regarding the potential for a wintry mix and snow. As of Saturday night (December 17th), it appears that rain may transition over to a light wintry mix late Thursday night into Friday morning.

Meteorologist Ken Weathers explained previously that moisture plays a key part in these forecasts. While the cold air will be in place for the end of the week, we may be lacking moisture which is necessary in order to see widespread snow.

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A few snow showers and flurries may also linger into Friday, depending on the timing of this system. By Friday afternoon highs will plummet into the 20s with morning lows Saturday in the single digits. Be sure to stay up-to-date as the Storm Team continues to update the forecast!

For the latest information about the forecast, look at the WATE Storm Team’s weather forecast online, or download the WATE Weather App to have the weather information at your fingertips and push alerts as the weather changes.