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The Arctic Fronts Go Marching One by One……but No Hoorah!


Can you hear that? Its the sound of teeth chattering from the Northern Plains, all the way to the Southeast. The reason: yet another cold front is bringing another round of reinforcing arctic air through the deep South Wednesday night. With all the cold air in place, it’s certainly no surprise that any amount of moisture associated with this system has resulted in fairly light accumulations of snow across the Tennessee Valley and Southern Appalachians Wednesday.

Even North Georgia saw a brief period of snow showers earlier in the day around Dahlonega. The image below depicts snow showers in the higher elevations of the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. Snow showers will come to end later Wednesday for the Appalachians. Snow showers will then push into the foothills and Piedmont region of North Carolina by later Wednesday. Snow totals are expected around an inch, less in some spots.

Thursday morning places like Atlanta, Georgia will wake up with temperatures in the teens and wind chill readings in the single digits. Take a look at overnight lows illustrated below. Temps behind this front around Nashville, Tennessee will take a nose dive into the low single digits Wednesday night.

1CaptureLayers, layers and more layers: this will need to be your first thought upon getting dressed for the weather Thursday morning. Winds gusting out of the north close to 25-30 mph will make that arctic air feel much colder than it actually is. As you can see below, wind chill warnings and advisories are in place for much of the eastern half of the country starting Wednesday night for some areas and lasting through Friday morning. This means hats and gloves are a necessity. We are even looking at you, Florida!

Stay warm, everyone!

Meteorologist Merry Matthews


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