Accumulations of snow totaling four to eight inches are expected in Campbell County.
TOP PHOTO: Here’s a 6am look into Downtown La Follette. Connect to the WLAF-Terry’s Pharmacy “snow cam” on demand HERE.
It’s a snowy day at the radio ranch as Matthew Moore put on a long song and ran out for a photo.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – There is a WINTER STORM WARNING through Tuesday at 7am for Campbell County and the region.
Snow continues today before ending tonight. Significant snow accumulation is expected, especially near the Knoxville metro area and northward into Campbell County. In addition, cold wind chills near zero tonight across the higher elevations of the plateau and the mountains will result in possible hypothermia if outdoors for prolonged periods.
Expect areas of fog at times with a high of 25 on Monday. Wind chills range from the single-digits to the teens today ahead of sub-zero wind chills Monday night into Tuesday morning. Tuesday opens with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 12 before the daytime high struggles to reach 23-degrees under a sky of clouds and sun.
WINTER STORM WARNING runs until 7am Tuesday for counties shaded in pink. (COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)
Once temperatures dipped below freezing Sunday evening, highs and lows will not climb back above freezing until Thursday at lunch time.
Following the snow, a significant cold air mass will move into Campbell County and the Tennessee valley, bringing severe cold Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday morning looks to be the coldest, with single digit temperatures and wind chill values near or subzero possible. Take precaution against the cold and wear multiple layers to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SUNDAY TO 7 AM TUESDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected with locally higher amounts possible.
* WHERE…Portions of east Tennessee, including Campbell County, and southwest Virginia.
* WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Wind chills will be below zero at times, especially across higher elevations and ridge tops. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/15/2024-3AM)