The framework has NOT changed, as far as locations that get snow. I have given more snow expectations to the Smokies in the HIGHER elevations above 3,000 feet, (3" +, possibly 4", as this could impact travel), while giving less snow for the Plateau (0.5" or less, emphasis on LESS). Keep in mind, these are snow showers that will be falling (NOT a snow storm) and snowflakes will NOT be evenly distributed.
In the Valley, nothing has changed.
Expect very little if ANYTHING for the Valley. Psst! It's the Horseshoe Effect. Colder air in the higher hills give you more to work with in terms of snowfall there. Sorry, Valley. There will be other chances. Winter is just getting started. To see my Winter Weather Outlook, go to the Home page of CaptainAccurate.com. Scroll down a bit and just hit PLAY. It's just as relevant today as when I posted it on November 5th.
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*** For what it's worth, bright sunshine on Sunday should make for BEAUTIFUL picture taking opportunities in or near the Smokies after a fresh snow has fallen there.
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