The National Weather Service is forecasting the first widespread, light snow of the season to hit the region on Tuesday afternoon.
The NWS forecasting station in Morristown, Tenn., says a fast moving cold front will push through southern Appalachia, bringing scattered light rain. Cold arctic air behind that front is expected to drop temperatures throughout the day.
The transition from light rain to light snow is expected before noon in Southwest Virginia, then progress southward into Northeast Tennessee. Most locations are not expected to see accumulating snowfall, though higher elevations could get an inch of snow.
Wind is also expected to increase throughout the day with gusts near 35 mph. The NWS says this could create wind chills in the 20s across the region, and into the single digits this evening in higher elevations.
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