Late-season cold snap & snow this weekend

A late-season cold snap will bring freezing temperatures and even some snow to parts of the Southeast this weekend. The snow will be confined to the higher elevations of eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, and farther north into Virginia and West Virginia overnight Friday into Saturday. Light accumulations are possible above 4,000 feet where 1-3 inches of snow is possible. Above 5,000 feet, up to half a foot is possible in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.

Snow accumulation forecast Friday night through Saturday

While snow is not expected farther south and at lower elevations, cold temperatures are expected. Temperatures will be below average this weekend with a push of chilly air but the coldest temperatures will occur during the overnight hours on Saturday & Sunday. Radiational cooling will allow temperatures to dip to or below freezing for most of Tennessee, northern Alabama, northern Georgia, Upstate South Carolina, and much of North Carolina by Sunday morning & Monday morning. If you have planted gardens or flowers, make sure you protect them from the freeze and bring the pets inside. Even a frost is possible as far south as central Alabama, central Georgia, and central South Carolina.

Sunday morning low temperature forecast

Monday morning low temperature low forecast

The cold snap will be short-lived. Temperatures will climb to and above average after this weekend. In fact, spring-like severe storms are possible next week.