Knoxville Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Whitley
  • Knox
  • McCreary

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 Pm Est
Thursday
- Colder Air Will Continue To Move In From Northwest Through The
Night Changing Precipitation From Rain To A Mixture Of
Freezing Rain Sleet And Then To Snow. Then Transitioning To
All Snow Through The Overnight Hours. Snow Should Lighten And
Taper Off By Thursday Afternoon.
- Snow And Sleet Accumulations Of 3 To 8 Inches With Higher
Amounts Possible The Highest Snow And Sleet Accumulations
Generally North Of The Cumberland Parkway To Hal Rogers Parkway
To Ky Highway 80 Corridor. Any Ice Accumulations Will Generally
Be A Tenth Of An Inch Or Less.
- Snow Of This Magnitude Will Make Travel Difficult To
Treacherous. In Addition The Heavy Wet Nature Of This Snow
Will Cause Stress On Weak Structures And Could Also Lead To
Downed Power Lines And Trees With Widespread Power Outages
Possible.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning For Heavy Snow And Sleet Means Severe
Winter Weather Conditions Are Expected. Significant Amounts Of
Snow Are Forecast That Will Make Travel Dangerous. Only Travel In
An Emergency. If You Must Travel Keep An Extra Flashlight
Food And Water In Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency.

Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Roane

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect From 4 Am Est /3 Am
Cst/ To 4 Pm Est /3 Pm Cst/ Thursday
- Event Rain Early Then A Wintry Mix With Freezing Rain Changing
To Sleet And Snow. Freezing Rain Accumulations Near A Quarter Of
An Inch Are Possible. Sleet And Snow With Accumulations Generally
An Inch Or Less.
- Timing Beginning Just After Midnight Wednesday Night And
Continuing Until 4 Pm Est Thursday Afternoon.
- Impacts .road Conditions Will Become Hazardous. When
Traveling Slow Down And Drive With Caution. Give Yourself
Extra Room Between You And The Vehicle Ahead Of You. The Ice
Accumulations May Down Trees And Power Lines With Localized
Power Outages Possible.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning Means Severe Winter Weather Conditions Are
Expected Or Occurring. Significant Amounts Of Snow Sleet
And/or Freezing Rain Are Expected Causing Hazardous Driving
Conditions. Travel Is Discouraged. If Travel Is Unavoidable
Keep An Extra Flashlight Food And Water In Your Vehicle In
Case Of An Emergency.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Morgan
  • Lee
  • Hancock
  • Claiborne
  • Campbell
  • Scott

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect From 1 Am To 4 Pm Est
Thursday
- Event Rain Early Then A Wintry Mix With Freezing Rain Changing
To Sleet And Snow With Up To A Quarter Inch Of Ice Accumulation
And 2 To 4 Inches Of Snow.
- Timing Beginning Just After Midnight Wednesday Night And
Continuing Until 4 Pm Est Thursday Afternoon.
- Impacts Road Conditions Will Become Hazardous. When
Traveling Slow Down And Drive With Caution. Give Yourself
Extra Room Between You And The Vehicle Ahead Of You. The Ice
Accumulations May Down Trees And Power Lines With Localized
Power Outages Possible.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning Means Severe Winter Weather Conditions Are
Expected Or Occurring. Significant Amounts Of Snow Sleet
And/or Freezing Rain Are Expected Causing Hazardous Driving
Conditions. Travel Is Discouraged. If Travel Is Unavoidable
Keep An Extra Flashlight Food And Water In Your Vehicle In
Case Of An Emergency.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Cumberland
  • Fentress

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until Noon Cst
Thursday
- Timing Through Noon Cst Thursday.
- Accumulations 2 To 5 Inches Of Snow And Sleet Are Expected
With The Highest Amounts Closer To The Kentucky State Line And
Interstate 65 And Lowest Around Interstate 40. Freezing Rain
Accumulations Are Expected To Be Around A Tenth Of An Inch
With Some Higher Amounts Of Ice Possible Near Interstate 40
And The Cumberland Plateau.
- Main Impact Precipitation Will Be A Mix Of Freezing Rain And
Sleet With All Snow Developing Overnight. This Mixed
Precipitation Will Create Major Travel Impacts From Tonight Tonight
Through Friday Afternoon.
- Other Impacts Temperatures Are Likely To Stay Below Freezing
Through Midday Friday. This Will Likely Keep Many Roadways
Slick And Hazardous For An Extended Period Of Time.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning Means Significant Amounts Of Snow
Sleet And Ice Are Expected Or Occurring. Strong Winds Are Also
Possible. This Will Make Travel Very Hazardous Or Impossible.

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Harlan
  • Bell

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 Pm Est
Thursday
- Colder Air Will Continue To Move In From The Northwest Through
The Night Changing Precipitation From Rain To A Mixture Of
Freezing Rain Sleet And Then To Snow. Then Transitioning To
All Snow Through The Overnight Hours. Snow Should Lighten And
Taper Off By Thursday Afternoon.
- Snow And Sleet Accumulations Of 2 To 5 Inches With Any Ice
Accumulations Generally A Tenth Of An Inch Or Less.
- Roads Will Develop Slick Spots As Rain Changes Over To Frozen
Precipitation. In Addition Heavy Wet Snow Falling On Top Of
These Slick Roadways Will Make Travel Difficult And Hazardous.
Please Take Extreme Caution And Avoid Unnecessary Travel If
Possible. Heavy Wet Snow Could Also Lead To Downed Power Lines
And Trees With Isolated Power Outages Would Be Possible.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Storm Warning For Snow Sleet And Ice Means Severe
Winter Weather Conditions Are Expected. Significant Amounts Of
Snow And Ice Are Forecast That Will Make Travel Dangerous. Only
Travel In An Emergency. If You Must Travel Keep An Extra
Flashlight Food And Water In Your Vehicle In Case Of An
Emergency.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Hawkins

The National Weather Service In Morristown, Tn Has Issued A
- Flood Warning For
The North Fork Holston River Near Gate City Va.
- From Late Tonight Until Saturday Afternoon.
- At 08:15 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 10.5 Feet And Rising.
- Flood Stage Is 12.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast Rise Above Flood Stage By Early Thursday And Continue To
Rise To Near 13.5 Feet By Friday Morning. The River Will Fall Below
Flood Stage By Saturday Morning.
- At 14.0 Feet County Road 614 Is Cut Off 1 1/2 Miles Downstream
From The Highway 23 Bridge.

Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Hancock
  • Claiborne

Flood Warning Extended Until Late Saturday Night The Flood
Warning Continues For
The Powell River Near Arthur Tn.
- From After Midnight Until Late Saturday Night.
- At 08:15 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 15.3 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 17.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast Rise Above Flood Stage By After Midnight And
Continue To Rise To Near 21.9 Feet By Friday Early Afternoon. The
River Will Fall Below Flood Stage By Saturday Evening.
- At 20.0 Feet Water Covers Roads Along Both Banks Of The River.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Grainger

Flood Warning Extended Until Saturday Afternoon The Flood
Warning Continues For
The Clinch River Above Tazewell Tn.
- From Tonight Until Saturday Afternoon.
- At 08:30 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 11.3 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 12.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast Rise Above Flood Stage By Thursday Night And Continue To
Rise To Near 15.0 Feet By Early Friday Morning. The River Will Fall
Below Flood Stage By Saturday Morning.
- At 16.0 Feet Extensive Flooding Of Pasture Land Around Grissom
Island Occurs. The City Of Tazewell, Tennessee Is Not Affected By
Flooding Of The Clinch River.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Whitley

The Flood Warning Continues For
The Cumberland River At Williamsburg.
- From This Evening To Sunday Afternoon.
- At 11:00 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 21.5 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 21.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Moderate Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast The River Will Continue Rising To Near 29.6 Feet By
Early Saturday Morning. The River Will Fall Below Flood Stage
Sunday Morning.
- At 31.0 Feet Flooding Threatens Many Homes And Businesses. Roads
Begin To Flood Severing Evacuation Routes. Major Flooding
Threatens Downtown Area.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Lee

Flood Warning Extended Until Friday Evening The Flood Warning
Continues For
The Powell River Near Jonesville Va.
- Until Friday Evening.
- At 08:45 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 20.5 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 18.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast The River Will Continue Rising To Near 23.0 Feet By
Thursday Morning But Is Then Expected To Begin Falling. The River
Will Fall Below Flood Stage By Friday Afternoon.
- At 25.0 Feet A Few Homes Are Slightly Affected And About 100
Acres Are Flooded.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Bell

Forecast Flooding Increased From Minor To Moderate Severity
The Flood Warning Continues For
The Cumberland River At Pineville.
- At 9:30 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 1008 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 1002 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Moderate Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast The River Will Continue Rising To Near 1013.2 Feet By
Early Thursday Morning. The River Will Fall Below Flood Stage
Early Friday Morning.
- At 1013 Feet Flooding Threatens Us 25 E, Stewart Branch Road And
Wallsend.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Harlan

Observed Flooding Increased From Moderate To Major Severity
The Flood Warning Continues For
The Cumberland River At Baxter.
- At 1:00 Am Thursday The Stage Was 20.0 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 16.0 Feet.
- Major Flooding Is Occurring And Expected To Continue Overnight.
- Forecast The River Will Crest At A Stage Of 21.6 Feet By Early Thursday
Morning. The River Will Fall Below Flood Stage Late Thursday Afternoon.
- At 20.0 Feet Several Local Roads Are Closed, Including Kentucky
Highway 413.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Knox

The Flood Warning Continues For
The Cumberland River At Barbourville.
- At 11:30 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 26.2 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 27.0 Feet.
- Moderate Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast Rise Above Flood Stage Tonight And Continue To Rise
To Near 37.2 Feet By Tomorrow Evening.the River Will Fall Below
Flood Stage By Late Friday Morning.
- At 36.6 Feet Roads Begin Flooding In Heidrick. Homes Begin
Flooding On South Main.

Areal Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Bell
  • Harlan

The National Weather Service In Jackson Ky Has Extended The
- Flood Warning For
Snowmelt In
Harlan County In Southeastern Kentucky
Bell County In Southeastern Kentucky
- Until 645 Pm Est Thursday
- At 1252 Am Est Rain Will Change Over To Sleet And Snow And
Then Eventually To Snow Late Tonight With Snow Continuing Into
Thursday. However Runoff From Heavy Rain That Occurred On
Tuesday Night And Wednesday Is Leading To Area Flooding On Creeks
And Streams In Several Locations. Expect Flooding To Continue In
These Areas Through At Least Thursday Afternoon.
- Some Locations That Will Experience Flooding Include
Harlan Pineville Middlesboro Cumberland Loyall Evarts
Lynch Benham Wallins Creek Creech Sunshine Smith
Calvin South Wallins Stony Fork Junction Ponza Tway
Shields Grays Knob And Hutch.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Warning Means That Flooding Is Imminent Or Has Been Reported.
Stream Rises Will Be Slow And Flash Flooding Is Not Expected.
However All Interested Parties Should Take Necessary Precautions
Immediately.
Most Flood Deaths Occur In Automobiles. Never Drive Your Vehicle Into
Areas Where The Water Covers The Roadway. Flood Waters Are Usually
Deeper Than They Appear. Just One Foot Of Flowing Water Is Powerful
Enough To Sweep Vehicles Off The Road. When Encountering Flooded
Roads Make The Smart Choice Turn Around Dont Drown.

Areal Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Knox
  • McCreary
  • Whitley

The National Weather Service In Jackson Ky Has Extended The
- Flood Warning For
Laurel County In South Central Kentucky
Wayne County In South Central Kentucky
Pulaski County In South Central Kentucky
Knox County In Southeastern Kentucky
Mccreary County In South Central Kentucky
Whitley County In South Central Kentucky
Central Bell County In Southeastern Kentucky
- Until 500 Pm Est Thursday
- At 1231 Am Est Rain Will Change Over To Sleet And Snow And
Then Eventually To Snow Late Tonight With Snow Continuing Into
Thursday. However Runoff From Heavy Rain That Occurred On Tuesday
Night And Wednesday Is Leading To Area Flooding On Creeks And
Streams In Several Locations. Expect Flooding To Continue In These
Areas Through At Least Thursday Afternoon.
- Some Locations That Will Experience Flooding Include
Somerset London Monticello Williamsburg Barbourville
Whitley City Corbin Liberty Burnside Clate Girdler
Moore Hill Sprule Bertha Station Suttons Mill King
Haven Brush Creek Clio And Kidder.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Warning Means That Flooding Is Imminent Or Has Been Reported.
Stream Rises Will Be Slow And Flash Flooding Is Not Expected.
However All Interested Parties Should Take Necessary Precautions
Immediately.
Most Flood Deaths Occur In Automobiles. Never Drive Your Vehicle Into
Areas Where The Water Covers The Roadway. Flood Waters Are Usually
Deeper Than They Appear. Just One Foot Of Flowing Water Is Powerful
Enough To Sweep Vehicles Off The Road. When Encountering Flooded
Roads Make The Smart Choice Turn Around Dont Drown.

Areal Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Lee

The National Weather Service In Morristown Has Extended The
- Flood Warning For
Rain And Snowmelt In
Lee County In Southwestern Virginia
- Until 230 Pm Est Thursday
- At 218 Pm Est Flooding Threat Continues Due To Snow Melt And
Rainfall. An Inch Of Rain Is Possible Through Tonight Which Will
Compound The Flooding Problems.
- Some Locations That May Experience Flooding Include
Jonesville Pennington Gap St. Charles Dryden Cumberland
Gap Rose Hill Jasper Pattonsville And Ewing.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Most Flood Deaths Occur In Automobiles. Never Drive Your Vehicle Into
Areas Where The Water Covers The Roadway. Flood Waters Are Usually
Deeper Than They Appear. Just One Foot Of Flowing Water Is Powerful
Enough To Sweep Vehicles Off The Road. When Encountering Flooded
Roads Make The Smart Choice Turn Around Dont Drown.
To Report Flooding Have The Nearest Law Enforcement Agency Relay
Your Report To The National Weather Service Forecast Office.

Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Hamblen
  • Union
  • Anderson
  • Hawkins
  • Grainger
  • McMinn
  • Sevier Smoky Mountains
  • Northwest Monroe
  • North Sevier
  • Blount Smoky Mountains
  • NW Blount
  • Jefferson
  • Knox
  • Loudon
  • Southeast Greene
  • Northwest Greene
  • Cocke Smoky Mountains
  • Northwest Cocke

Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect From 4 Am To 4 Pm
Est Thursday
- Event Rain Early Then A Wintry Mix With Freezing Rain Changing
To Sleet And Snow. Freezing Rain Accumulations Of Less Than
Quarter Of An Inch. Sleet And Snow With Accumulations Generally 1
Inch Or Less.
- Timing Beginning Early Thursday Morning And Continuing Until 4
Pm Est Thursday Afternoon.
- Impacts Road Conditions Will Become Hazardous. When
Traveling Slow Down And Drive With Caution. Give Yourself
Extra Room Between You And The Vehicle Ahead Of You. The Ice
Accumulations May Down Trees And Power Lines With Localized
Power Outages Possible.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Winter Weather Advisory Means That Periods Of Snow Sleet
And/or Freezing Rain Are Expected Or Occurring But
Accumulations Are Expected To Be Light. Driving And Walking May
Be Difficult On Untreated Roadways And Sidewalks. Be Prepared For
Snow And Ice Covered Roads And Limited Visibilities. If You Must
Travel Slow Down And Allow Extra Time To Reach Your
Destination.

Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Harlan

The National Weather Service In Jackson Kentucky Has Issued A
- Flood Advisory For
The Cumberland River At Cumberland.
- Until Thursday Afternoon.
- At 9 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 10.6 Feet.
- Bankfull Stage Is 11.0 Feet.
- Flood Stage Is 12.0 Feet.
- Forecast The River Will Rise To Near 11.4 Feet Overnight,
And Will Continue To Run High Through Early Thursday Morning.
- At 11.0 Feet The River Is At Bankfull.

Areal Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Hancock
  • Lee
  • Campbell
  • Scott
  • Claiborne
  • Morgan

Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Thursday Evening
The Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of East Tennessee And Southwest Virginia Including
The Following Areas In East Tennessee Campbell
Claiborne Hancock Morgan And Scott Tn. In Southwest
Virginia Lee Russell Scott Washington And Wise.
- Through Thursday Evening
- Precipitation Amounts Up To 1 Inch Overnight Combined With Water
From Melting Snow And Ice May Produce Flooding Across This
Region.
- Flooding Potential Includes Flash Flooding Areal Flooding
And River Flooding. Snow And Ice Clogging Drains May Cause
Flooding In Spots Not Normally Prone To Water Ponding Issues.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Watch Means That Conditions Are Favorable For Heavy
Rain Which May Lead To Flooding In And Near The Watch Area. If
You Are In The Watch Area .keep An Eye Out For Rising Water Or
Water Over Roadways. Keep Informed And Be Ready For Action If
Flooding Is Observed Or If A Flood Warning Is Issued. If You
Come To A Closed Or Flooded Road Turn Around! Don't Drown!

Areal Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Whitley
  • Harlan
  • Bell
  • Knox
  • McCreary

Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Thursday Evening
The Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of East Central Kentucky Northeast Kentucky South
Central Kentucky And Southeast Kentucky Including The
Following Areas In East Central Kentucky Bath Elliott
Estill Fleming Menifee Montgomery Powell And Rowan. In
Northeast Kentucky Johnson And Martin. In South Central
Kentucky Laurel Mccreary Pulaski Rockcastle Wayne
And Whitley. In Southeast Kentucky Bell Breathitt Clay
Floyd Harlan Jackson Knott Knox Lee Leslie
Letcher Magoffin Morgan Owsley Perry Pike And Wolfe.
- Through Thursday Evening
- Runoff From Previous Heavy Rainfall And Snow Melt Will Continue
To Make Its Way Into Larger Creeks Streams And
Rivers Resulting In Continued Flooding Through Thursday.
- Small Streams Feeding Into The Larger Tributaries Will Continue
To Experience Flooding. Larger Creeks And Rivers Will Also
Continue To Rise Through Thursday With Minor To Moderate
Flooding Seen Across Much Of The Area.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Based On
Current Forecasts.
You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Alert For Possible
Flood Warnings. Those Living In Areas Prone To Flooding Should Be
Prepared To Take Action Should Flooding Develop.

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