Well, that depends on your definition of the word “snow” …
If some flakes of snow falling from the sky counts as snow in your book, then yes, we’ve got some of that in the forecast (for some of us…).
If you need enough snow to have a snowball fight, then… yeah, no… there isn’t that kind of snow in the forecast.
This is an “Alberta Clipper” system which is basically a weak area of low pressure with a short, trailing cold front that moves very fast across the country:
Up to our north, these can drop a quick few inches of snow, and you can get a brief shot of very cold air behind them, but down here, the effects aren’t quite as bad. Here’s the surface map as of 5:30pm:
For the Tennessee Valley tonight, the best chance at a few flurries will be around midnight in Southern Middle Tennessee.. to about 2am in Northeast Alabama:
The high elevations of the aforementioned regions MAY see a light, brief dusting but we’re not expecting this to cause major travel problems. Here’s what our model is forecasting for snow totals.. and keep in mind, this DOES NOT factor in how warm the ground is, so it’s likely that even less than this will stick:
A cold blast of air will stick around for the day tomorrow (Friday).. check out the forecast morning temps:
Chief Meteorologist Spencer Denton’s official forecast on the 5pm news tonight was that “No milk or bread will be needed for this event.” I would agree with his assessment.
- Ari Sarsalari