Issue Date: 438 AM EST Wed Jan 23 2019
Expiration: 2000 GMT 23 2019
...Strong Storm System Will Move Across the Tennessee Valley and
Southern Appalachians late Today through Thursday Morning...
A storm system will approach the area today producing strong
southerly winds across the Tennessee Valley and southern
Appalachians through this evening. Highest winds will be across
the mountains and foothills of Eastern Tennessee, with gusts up to
65 mph possible at times. Across the rest of Tennessee, southwest
Virginia, and southwest North Carolina, windy conditions can be
anticipated today as well.
Widespread rain, some heavy at times, will move across the area
late today and tonight. Rainfall of 1 to 1 1/2 inches will be
common with localized locations across the Plateau, southeast
Tennessee, and southwest North Carolina receiving up to 2 1/2
inches. The expected rain and already saturated ground may produce
localized flooding issues, such as ponding of low lying areas,
roadway flooding, and rapid stream rise to at or above bankfull.
Falling temperatures late tonight and Thursday morning will lead
to a transition from rain into snow. Light snow accumulations of
1/2 to 1 inch are possible over the northern Plateau, parts of
southwest Virginia, and far east Tennessee Mountains. The highest
locations, such as the Smoky and Roane Mountains, and High Knob
could receive up to 2 inches.
Please stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and other local media for
further details or updates.