The NWS has reissued the Wind Advisory due to the potential of higher winds than previously forecasted. The Valleys could see winds 20-35 MPH w/ gusts 55-60 MPH Friday. The mountains could see winds 30-50 MPH w/ gusts 90 MPH.
Wind Alerts – Friday
Wind Alerts Issued for Smoky Mountains Region and Surrounding Areas
Wind and High Wind Advisories are in effect through Feb 29, 2024, for several Smoky Mountains counties, forecasting damaging winds, widespread power outages, and hazardous travel conditions.
Incoming “Clipper” System to Bring Snowfall to Higher Elevations, Severe Weather Potential Looms for Next Week
Cloud cover clearing, leading to light snow accumulations above 3,500 feet; severe weather threat expected next Wednesday-Thursday.