The LATEST on the RAIN for Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Localized flooding could be an issue.
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Model A...1.80"...ends with 0.5" of snow or LESS falling with even less actually sticking
Model B...3.14"...ends with 0.5" of snow or LESS falling with even less actually sticking
Model C...1.42"...ends with 0.5" of snow or LESS falling with even less actually sticking
3 Model Average: 2.12"..ends with 0.5" of snow or LESS falling with even less actually sticking
For Knoxville and the Valley: Some sprinkles toward sunrise Thursday will be possible, but 10 AM to NOON is a reasonable start time for the steadier rain to begin.
By midday Saturday, temperatures will be dropping fast.
This is consistent with what Captain Accurate wrote just after 2 PM on December 31st:
"Rain develops on Thursday...turning moderate to heavy.
Periods of heavy rain Friday. Heavier rain Friday night with downpours, potentially. Localized flooding could be an issue.
Rainfall amounts from Thursday to Saturday:
1-3"+ with locally higher amounts
Mostly cloudy Saturday, rain showers that could end as snow showers by Saturday evening. Snow Trend: 0.5" or less of snow may fall, but even less may stick."
Higher amounts for the Smokies, of course.
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