WVLT Weather: Mountain snow, chilly elsewhere Wednesday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The WVLT Weather Alert for heavy rain has come to an end, but as most dry out overnight, some parts of the Smokies could see a bit of snowfall. For the rest of us, grab your jackets!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tuesday's rain continues to wind down tonight, just as snow begins to fall across the higher terrain. As far as rain totals are concerned, most of our area picked up between a third and three-quarters of an inch of rainfall. Some spots along the Tennessee and Kentucky border saw around an inch or more.

Tonight sees our shower chances becoming isolated. Lows will dip to near 40 degrees in the Valley, even some 30s in the plateau and southeast Kentucky. " Feels like" temperatures will dip to around freezing! The mountaintops of Harlan County and the Smoky Mountains will see some light snowfall. Above 5,000 feet in the Smokies could get more than 1 inch of snow.

LOOKING AHEAD

Snow showers will wrap up in the higher elevations pretty early on Wednesday. While the rest of us are dry, we'll stay stuck under the clouds with only a few peeks of sunshine. Highs will remain chilly in the low to mid 50s.

We start to warm back up on Thursday and Friday with low 60s Thursday and then upper 60s Friday. We'll also have more sunshine with a few passing clouds.

The first half of your weekend looks dry, but more scattered rain and storm chances will return to the forecast for much of next week. Temperatures should remain fairly mild in the low to mid 70s.

We'll keep you updated on the latest on WVLT News and through the WVLT Weather app with custom video updates!

Austin Bowling
WVLT Meteorologist

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