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Winter Weather alerts go up for the South, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic ahead of tonight’s winter storm

Firsthand Weather has been monitoring the snow potential for a week and first brought you the snow forecast for the South several days ago, and now the time has come–snow is on the way today for parts of the South! Local National Weather Service offices have issued winter weather alerts for a large area from the Mid-South into the Carolinas.

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The Winter Weather Advisories are in effect from Louisiana and Arkansas through much of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, central and northern Alabama, and northern Georgia. The Winter Weather Advisory is the purple shaded area. There are Winter Storm Warnings for the higher terrain of eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, extending into southeastern West Virginia, and western Virginia. The Winter Storm Warning is the pink shaded area. Winter Storm Watches extend into the Mid-Atlantic. The Winter Storm Watch is the blue shaded area.

Current winter weather alerts
Current winter weather alerts

The winter weather alerts for most areas go into effect late today and continue into early Monday with the winter weather alerts in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic continuing longer into Monday. Some snow accumulations are expected for the aforementioned areas, especially on elevated surfaces in the South as temperatures will be near freezing or just above in the South. Despite that, pockets of moderate snow should allow for snow. It appears most areas will see 1 inch of snow across northern Mississippi, northern and central Alabma, and northern Georgia. There will be pockets of 1-3 inches with some 3+ inch amounts above 2,000 feet, especially in northern Georgia where up to 6 inches could fall in the highest elevations. Farther north in Tennessee, a widespread 1-3 inches of snow looks possible with higher totals from 4-8 inches may fall which will also be the case across western North Carolina. The favored upslope regions could see a foot. The Mid-Atlantic, including D.C., could see 3-9 inches on Monday.

Snow forecast
Snow forecast