Massive storm system could bring snow to parts of East Tenn.

7:21 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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As Hurricane Sandy pounds the east coast, its effects will be felt in East Tennessee this week.

There is a winter storm warning for the mountains through 8:00 am Wednesday morning.  Several inches of snow has already fallen in the highest elevations of the Smokies, 7 inches at Mt. LeConte and 5 inches at Newfound Gap.  Snow is expected at elevations about 2000 feet, starting Monday morning early.  Snow could be heavy at times with strong wind gusts over the mountains late Monday and overnight.  Highs will be in the 30's.

Light rain and drizzle is expected in the valley areas, including Knoxville.  Highs will be in the upper 40's on Monday.  At this point, no snow accumulation is expected, but a few flakes could mix in early Monday morning.

By Wednesday, 1 to 4 inches could also fall along the upper Cumberland Plateau.  A winter weather advisory is issued for Morgan, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Union, and Greene Counties.

Stay with 10Weather, 10News, and WBIR.com for the latest forecast over the next couple of days.

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