LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE) – Additional wintry precipitation is expected through tonight. Light freezing drizzle may continue to impact travel conditions this morning. Accumulating snowfall is expected across higher elevations of southwest Virginia and the East Tennessee mountains, including Campbell County. Very cold temperatures and breezy winds will combine for dangerous wind chills tonight into Saturday.
Very cold temperatures are expected Friday night and through the weekend, with low temperatures falling into the single digits and wind chills below zero at times. Windy conditions in the mountains will produce wind chills of -15 degrees or lower. Similarly cold temperatures are expected Saturday night, with widespread temperatures in the low single digits to perhaps the negative single digits.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM FRIDAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM FRIDAY TO NOON SATURDAY…
* WHAT…For the Winter Weather Advisory, mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 10 below zero.
* WHERE…Portions of east Tennessee, including Campbell County.
* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 7 PM Friday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 11 PM Friday to noon Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
*PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/19/2024-8AM)