Weather Update: Monday’s Forecast – February 15th, 2021

Weather Update: Monday’s Forecast – February 15th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF):  Wet & Icy Monday & The First Part Of The Week!

Cloudy and foggy Monday morning with low temperatures near the mid 30’s. Also, cloudy,  & a light system will be pushing through the valley with freezing rain accumulations possible for our most western counties.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Marion, Bledsoe, and Sequatchie counties until Monday 9 AM for the possibility of freezing rain with ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch.

* Impacts…Very Slippery Sidewalks, Roads And Bridges Are
Possible. The Hazardous Conditions Could Impact The Morning

Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning is looking very icy for most of our western counties. A second round of freezing rain will be approaching after noontime Monday with a transition to sleet later in the afternoon/evening during most people’s commute to home.

Cold rain is expected from Chattanooga eastward, but it will still be very wet. Ice accumulations over 0.25” are possible with our most western counties and near 0.1” just west of Chattanooga. As of now, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Monday 3 PM for Jackson, Dekalb, Franklin, and Grundy counties until Tuesday 6 AM.

For our most western counties, we could see a transition from sleet to snow overnight into early Tuesday. Snow totals will range from likely near 1” and below.

Please stay home if you can, especially with Monday being holiday for many. A hard freeze is expected by Tuesday morning across the viewing area which will freeze all leftover moisture from Monday and could lead to dangerous black ice on roadways. Tuesday will be cold but drier with highs near 40 – but only in the city itself. Away from town, you could be at or below freezing.

54 & 33 are our seasonal highs and lows. The seasonal afternoon highs, as well as the early morning lows, are getting a little milder.

We’re getting into the time to discuss freeze watches and warnings: Whenever you hear about those watches and warnings, remember a few things that could save you time, money, and a lot of headaches:  Pets should be brought inside. Cover above-ground pipes, and protect all sensitive vegetation. Check on your neighbors and the elderly. In really, REALLY cold temperatures, make sure and open cabinet doors that face exterior walls, and allow a thin stream of water about the size of a pencil lead to run from the faucet farther away from where the water enters your home.

Make sure you & your family stay in touch with us. Remember the Storm Team 12 app can always bring you the latest weather alerts for your location as well as Titan Radar. Download it for free from your app store – just search WDEF Weather”. 

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