Gradual clearing today with a high of 41 along with cold breezes

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The higher elevations of Campbell County, the east Tennessee and southwest Virginia mountains could see snowfall accumulations from a trace to a few tenths of an inch early on this Thursday. The best window for any accumulation will occur between 5am and 9am. No impacts are expected for most areas but there is a low probability that a few roadways across the higher terrain areas could become slick.

For Friday through Wednesday, a brief period of strong gusty winds will be possible over some of the higher elevations and foothills of Campbell County and the east Tennessee Mountains Friday night into Saturday morning. Rain will overspread the area Friday night into Saturday. However, there is a chance of a light wintry mix as the precipitation begins Friday night into Saturday morning mainly across the north and higher elevation areas. Any accumulations are expected to be light. There may also be some light snow showers over the higher elevations mainly above 3000 feet Saturday night and Sunday.

Another storm system will move across the Tennessee valley and southern Appalachians early next week. This system may produce strong winds across the higher elevations and foothills of the east Tennessee mountains Monday night and Tuesday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/04/2024-6AM)