A WIND ADVISORY through Sat. 7am, mainly dry Sat. & Sun., cold temps, snow for Mon.

TOP PHOTO: Expect a wet and windy Friday similar to this rainy early morning photo from last Feb.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The rain and wind return Friday, likely not to the degree of earlier this week. Wind gusts will reach levels of 40 to 50 MPH at times as rain falls with a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Today’s rain, a half inch or less, will arrive not long after daybreak, and as a quick moving system, it will get in here and then get on out of here by late day into the evening.

A low of 28 Friday night is expected ahead of a sunny, brisk Saturday and a high of 43. Bitter winds highlight Saturday night and its low of 23. Cold sunshine and 35 are here for Sunday, and Monday brings much the same with a few more clouds and a high of only 33 as snow develops. Snow will come and go Monday through Tuesday morning leaving light snow accumulation. Monday’s low will be 19 before the coldest day and night of the season on Tuesday chills us. For Tuesday, a high of 26 and then a low of seven above are forecast. Temps dip below freezing Monday evening and do not climb back above freezing until lunch time Thursday.


* WHAT…South to southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE…Portions of east Tennessee, including Campbell County, and southwest Virginia.

* WHEN…From 7 AM Friday to 7 AM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/12/2024-6AM)