Warnings And Advisories Hoisted. High Impact Weather Event About To Begin.
**HIGH IMPACT WEATHER BRIEFING*** MONDAY NIGHT 2/18/19
Good Monday Evening. We are calling this our midnight edition of the high impact weather briefing for you.
Generally models are in good agreement. Light precipitation and subfreezing temps along I-40 and along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge.
A timeline is coming up but we expect some sprinkles Tuesday Morning but the real stuff starts Tuesday Afternoon. This starts as a brief shot of sleet/snow and then quickly transitions to freezing rain. The freezing rain has about a 12-18 hr period to accumulate. The saving grace is that the heaviest precipitation is going to the West of us. That is why the winter weather advisory was hoisted for our western and northern counties. Don't be surprised to see that advisory extended to the East though along I-40 tomorrow though. This is a fluent situation that will require monitoring. Another lucky think we have going is that 1038 mb high to the North is transient. If that high pressure were locked in place we would be looing at a higher impact event.