Mountain Area Forecast ( Nov 9-11 )
***A NO BURN BAN Remains In Effect
Overnight Into Wednesday Morning
Light rain & showers. Turning chilly. Winds shifting NW at 10-20 mph, with higher gusts ( especially along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges-plateaus ). Areas of fog, with dense fog ( low cloud bases ) developing above 3000 feet. Temperatures by morning dropping into the upper 30s to upper 40s ( coldest at highest elevations ).
Blustery & cold. Low cloud bases. Chance of drizzle at lower elevations and mix or flurries at highest elevations. Winds NW at 5-15 mph, with higher gusts. Temperatures holding nearly steady or falling through the 40s in lower-middle elevations, and through the 30s in upper elevations, amid locations along and north-northwest of the High Knob Massif & Tennessee Valley Divide ( some breaks possible within the stratocumulus overcast lee of mountains into river valleys of the Clinch, Powell, and Holston ). Wind chills in the 30s to low 40s in mid-elevations, below 3000 feet, and in the 20s to low 30s above 3000 feet.
Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning
Cloudy & chilly. NW winds 5-15 mph, with higher gusts, along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges & plateaus. Low cloud bases with light riming at highest elevations. Temperatures dropping into the upper 20s to the upper 30s ( coldest at highest elevations ). Wind chills in the 10s & 20s at highest elevations. Some cloud breaks possible leeward of mountains.
Sunny. Seasonally cool. Winds becoming WNW-W at mostly less than 10 mph outside of gustier high ridges. Temperatures varying from upper 40s to lower 50s in upper elevations to the mid 50s to around 60 degrees.
Thursday Night Into Friday Morning
Clear. Large vertical temperature spread between colder valleys and gusty mountain ridges. Winds SW to WNW at 10-20 mph, with higher gusts, along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges. Temperatures varying from low-mid 20s amid mountain valleys ( colder in any high valleys that can keep calm winds ) to the mid-upper 30s. Wind chill factors in the 20s along gusty mountain ridges.