Snowfall expected in higher elevations

There will be a bunch of the white stuff in the air tonight, but don’t expect it to stick, a local forecaster said.

“You’re talking pretty light snow,” said Charles Dalton, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Morristown.

In Hamblen County Monday, there is expected to be rain turning into a mixture of rain and snow, Dalton said.

By the evening, temperatures will drop and the falling precipitation will turn to snow.

Because the ground is still warm, though, it’s not expected to stick. Dalton said in Hamblen County there is only a forecast of getting “a couple of tenths” of snow.

The higher elevations are will it be hit harder, according to the National Weather Service.

Higher elevations, like Mt. Leconte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, could see up to a foot of snow.

Parts of Claiborne County are in a winter weather advisory and could see an inch of snow. The higher elevations in Cocke and Greene counties are looking at a weather storm advisory.

What the biggest concern for the Lakeway Area, though, is not snow.

“The bigger impact is we’ll see temperatures drop to the freezing mark by midnight and maybe a little before...” Dalton said. “You run the risk of slick roads during the early commute.”

The wind chill will also drop the temperature into the upper teens by Tuesday morning.

As the day continues, the highs will be in the 30s.

“It will be a little bit breezy and chilly tomorrow,” Dalton said.