WVLT WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall possible tonight

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Winter weather is expected to move into the area tonight creating some snowy conditions for areas above 3,000 ft.

Knoxville before the moisture arrived on Sunday evening. Windy with gusts up to 35 mph on Sunday in Knoxville. (WVLT)

Winter weather will move in East Tennessee starting Sunday night and stay with us for the first part of Monday morning.

A WVLT WEATHER ALERT is posted due to strong winds across the area and snowfall expected on Monday morning for the plateau and Smoky mountains.

For those of you up early on Monday we'll wake up to snow in areas like Jamestown, Oneida, and Crossville, but quickly transitioning to a mix from West Knox County to Knoxville and East to Strawberry Plains. Strong winds will continue and make it feel like the mid to upper 20's across the area.

If you head out at noon for the WDVX Blue Plate Special with Sugar Lime Blue / Chris Gantry at the Knoxville Visitor Center it's just going to be cold. The rain and snow should have moved to the east and found a home in the mountains. Temperatures in Knoxville will be near 38, but still feeling much colder.

In the Smoky Mountains accumulations of 5-9 inches are possible and gusts up to 40 mph will make it dangerous for hikers and campers in the higher terrain. The snowfall accumulations should taper off quickly when you get into the foot hills of Gatlinburg, Cosby, and Townsend. These areas will only see about 1-2" by the time Monday comes to a close.

The latest winter weather alerts can be found in the WVLT Weather App and WVLT Weather page.

-Winter Storm Warning for Snow across the far east Tennessee Mountains for Tonight through Monday Night.
-Winter Weather Advisory for Snow across the plateau, Northeast Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia
-Wind Advisory across the far east Tennessee Mountains for Tonight through Monday Night.

The biggest impact will be areas above 3,000 ft where 3-5 inches of snow could accumulate through Monday evening. Strong winds will have the ability to blow snow around, bring down some tree limbs and create some dangerous wind chills.

The WVLT Weather App will keep you updated with the latest weather conditions where you are.

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