Another severe weather outbreak is likely around the region that will evolve through the day Saturday, progressing eastward into the Tri-Cities Saturday night. The greatest severe risk will be across the Middle Tennessee southward into Alabama and Mississippi.
We can expect to see the potential for damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain.
Timing of severe weather will range from around 8 p.m. Saturday night through 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The second part of this dynamic system will impact our region Sunday evening into Sunday night with widespread rain but no storms.
Given the later timing of the system, this will allow cold air to catch up to the rain, allowing for a change to widespread snow late Sunday evening into Sunday night.
Higher elevations of Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina have the best chance for seeing some accumulations given the colder air temperatures sooner. The Tri-Cities is unlikely to see much if anything with maybe a dusting on the grassy surfaces.
That’s a lot of information for just the first weekend of January. Good news is you can follow at your own pace anytime with our WJHL weather app.