Forecast: It will remain dry, but cool through the weekend.

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We will finish the weekend on a dry note.

  • Tonight: Mostly clear with some patchy freezing fog possible. Low: 30°.
  • Sunday: Some early sunshine followed by an increase in clouds late day. High: 50°.
  • Monday: Mostly cloudy and cool with a light wintry mix possible (30%). High: 43°.

It will remain mostly clear and cool overnight with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s, but some patchy areas of fog could form. This is something we will watch for two reasons. Of course, fog will reduce visibility for travelers, but with temperatures near or below freezing, there could be some areas of freezing fog, which means the fog will freeze as it passes over elevated surfaces like bridges and trees. This could create a thin glaze on some elevated road surfaces, so travel carefully late tonight into early Sunday.

We will see some sunshine early on Sunday which will help push temperatures into the upper 40s to near 50° range in the afternoon before some high clouds stream in and eventually thicken up and lower across the region.

We will remain dry Sunday during the daylight hours, but there will be a slight chance of a few sprinkles or flurries for some overnight. No major concerns are anticipated as amounts look very light and overnight lows will be borderline freezing with most only dipping into the low to mid 30s.

It will remain mostly cloudy and quite cool Monday afternoon with temperatures only reaching the lower 40s for most and there will still be the possibility of a very light wintry mix of rain and some snow. Again, no major issues or accumulations are expected, but some in the higher elevations of the Smokies could see some low-end snow totals of around 1″ or less.

Some sunshine returns for Tuesday and Wednesday, but it will remain rather chilly with morning reading in the mid to upper 20s and afternoon highs in the mid 40s to near 50° which is still below average for this time of year.

A slight thaw kicks in for Thursday and Friday with some cool morning temperatures in the low to mid 30s, but afternoon highs will top out in the mid to upper 50s under a mix of sun and clouds, which is slightly above-average for early to mid-December.

There will be a chance for some scattered rain showers returning to the region late Friday night into Saturday, but it looks to be all liquid with morning lows in the upper 30s and highs in the low to mid 50s.

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