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Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Morristown Tennessee
1047 am EST sun Dec 4 2016

an upper-level trough continues progress east across the region
this morning, spreading well-needed light to moderate showers
across the eastern Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians. As
this features approaches the region, the pressure gradient will
tighten and a 40-50 kt low level jet will rotate over the mountains between
18-00z. This will result in strong/gusty downsloping winds over the
mountains through this evening. A Wind Advisory will continue for
this area and SW NC for winds gusting as high as 40-50 mph. These
winds may help to erode the precipitation shield over wildfire
areas and maintain or spread the flames in the drier areas. Clouds
and low stratus will hang on through the day with highs remaining
in the 40s. A chilly and damp day to say the least, but some
welcome rainfall with total amounts between 1/2 an inch in the
north and up to 2 inches in the south.


Preliminary point temps/pops...
Chattanooga Airport, Tennessee 47 42 56 53 / 100 40 60 100
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport, Tennessee 45 41 57 49 / 100 60 50 90
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 45 40 56 49 / 100 40 50 90
Tri Cities Airport, Tennessee 45 38 53 46 / 90 60 40 90


Mrx watches/warnings/advisories...
NC...Wind Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for Cherokee-Clay.

Tennessee...Wind Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for Blount Smoky
Mountains-Cocke Smoky Mountains-east Polk-Johnson-Sevier
Smoky Mountains-southeast Carter-southeast Greene-southeast




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