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RedTail Mountain , TN

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 12:24PM

Cold & Blustery

A cold front blasted through late last night and it didn't disappoint. Today we had morning flurries and mountaintop snow showers to get things started. Flurries linger into the afternoon, especially for the higher westward facing slopes. Eastern areas along the Blue Ridge will have more afternoon sun. All locations are cold and windy. Temperatures slowly gain ground the next couple of days. All in all, the upcoming holiday week is uneventful with seasonal to seasonally cool conditions.

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Hi: 43 Lo: 24

Snow flurries, mountaintop snow showers; PM clearing; Cold; NW wind 15-25 mph & gusty

Hi: 54 Lo: 28

Sunny & cool; WNW wind 5-15 mph, diminishing PM

Hi: 57 Lo: 35

Partly sunny; A step less cool; SW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 56 Lo: 28

AM clouds, becoming sunny; Cool

Hi: 52 Lo: 31

Clear & cool for Thanksgiving

Further Out

Friday - Sunny; Seasonal; High in the upper 50s; Low in the lower 30s
Saturday - Mostly sunny; Turning much colder Sat. night; High in the upper 50s; Low in the mid 20s

Forecast Discussion

In general, a strong northwest flow keeps clouds and flurries around through the first half of the day. The higher elevations closer to the TN border have periodic snow showers into the afternoon. Further east towards the Blue Ridge escarpment, there is more sun and less flurries. Everywhere is cold and blustery.

Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year and the weather cooperates to make travels less eventful. After a cold start Monday, high pressure transitions across the Southeast and off the coast Tuesday. Temperatures slowly moderate, but are offset by cloud cover Tuesday as some moisture pools along the mountains and foothills in a southerly flow. Sprinkles or some spotty light rain is not out of the question Tuesday afternoon or night, but as of today it looks too pitiful to include in the forecast box.

A cold front comes through Tuesday night with cooler air lagging behind it by about a day. Wednesday is seasonal, Thanksgiving day is a little cooler than average. Sunshine rules the roost Thanksgiving Day through Saturday making for great travel/shopping/football weather. Next up, the heaviest dose of cold air this season arrives next Sunday.


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