WVLT WEATHER ALERT: Bitter cold start, increasing clouds today

This morning is mostly clear, with a few passing clouds. It is a bitter cold start to the day, with temperatures in the upper teens to mid 20s. We're starting the day around 22 degrees in the Valley. We have patchy frost this morning, and a light breeze that can make it feel colder.

Thursday comes with increasing clouds. We're seeing a few extra clouds early afternoon and building to mostly cloudy for the late afternoon to evening. We have a high today of 44 degrees, which is also about 10 degrees below normal. It feels colder at times, with a breeze up to 10 miles per hour.

LOOKING AHEAD

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with isolated light snow showers dropping into Southeastern Kentucky, the Plateau and the Smokies. The low will be around 32 degrees in the Valley, and upper 20s in the higher elevations.

Friday will start out mostly cloudy, but we'll see more sunshine by the afternoon hours. The high will be around 46 degrees.

We're watching another system that will bring showers to our area this weekend.

We'll have mainly rain in our area by Saturday evening, then Saturday night will be cold enough for some changeover to a wintry mix to snow mainly in the higher elevations. We'll get back to mainly rain Sunday, then Sunday night to Monday comes with a more widespread shift to sleet and snow. With previous rainfall, the accumulations will be cut down.

This leaves us with highs in the low 40s Saturday, then right around 40 Sunday and Monday.

We'll have a some flurries into Tuesday morning.

We'll keep you updated on the details on the forecast where you live on WVLT News! The slightest shift in temperature makes a big difference in conditions and whether you're seeing rain, sleet, or snow.

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