Rain overnight with snow, sleet and freezing rain to the east and northeast of the Tri-Cities

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Rain continues overnight across much of northeast Tennessee with a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow to our east and northeast.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for western and northwestern North Carolina into southwest Virginia through Wednesday.  Snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue with ice and snow accumulations likely.  Please use caution when driving in those areas.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for Unicoi, southern Greene and southern Cocke counties in Tennessee through 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Wind gusts overnight into Wednesday could be as high at 70 mph.  If you live in Camp Creek, TN please pay attention to the winds.  A Wind Advisory remains in effect for Wise, Russell and Washington counties in Virginia and also for Johnson and Carter counties in Tennessee through 4 p.m. Wednesday.  WInd gusts across these counties could be as high as 45 mph.

A Flood Watch remains in effect for all of eastern Kentucky and for Buchanan, Dickenson, Wise and Lee counties in Virginia through Thursday morning.

A storm system will contnue to bring an abundance of moisture to the region.  Rainfall totals will range from one to maybe as much as three inches from tonight through early Thursday in spots with higher totals possible to the west and northwest of the Tri-Cities.  

We will also experience downsloping winds across northeast Tennessee tomorrow morning which could result in a few breaks in the rain and allow for some limited sunshine.  

Showers and possible thunderstorms are back Wednesday night into early Thursday.  Rainfall could become locally heavy again.  We will clear Thursday afternoon.

Rain will move back into the area Friday into Saturday with clearing skies Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures will stay mild through the period.

Mark Reynolds
Chief Meteorologist
News Channel 11-ABC Tri-Cities
338 E. Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-434-4540 Office
423-430-3330 Cell
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