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Source: School system officials
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Source: National Weather Service
Snow fell this morning on mountaintops in the Chattanooga area.
Atop Signal Mountain, snow was accumulating on grassy areas but not on highways.
Forecasts on Monday had pointed to a late evening or early Tuesday morning snowfall -- a rare weather event in November in the Chattanooga area.
But Paul Barys, meteorologist for WRCB-TV Channel 3, on Monday had noted that people shouldn't worry.
"It will be cold enough upstairs, but not down here," he said, so Chattanooga might get a melty dusting, and the mountains could get less than a inch.
"It's not going to be a traveling problem, unless you're going to Memphis," Barys said. "I think the heaviest snow will be between [northeast] Mississippi; Jackson, Tenn., and Muscle Shoals, Ala. They could get three inches."
North Georgians also will see some flakes, most likely after 6 p.m.
"It will mostly melt as it falls, but we could see some on the ground," said National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Leary in Peachtree City, Ga.
But as the precipitation retreats, the temperatures will dive into the mid-20s on Thursday, Leary said.
The no-travel-problem part of Barys' forecast should be good news for local law enforcement officials, who've been dealing with flooding roads and rain-induced accidents over the past two days.
Hamilton County law enforcement worked more than 110 fender-benders Monday.
Since Saturday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has worked 80 accidents, spokeswoman Dalya Qualls said Monday afternoon. Thirteen of those accidents involved injuries, she said.
Georgia State Patrol reported 36 crashes on state highways in Northwest Georgia since Sunday.
More than 3 inches of rain fell in 30 hours in the Tennessee Valley on Sunday and Monday, swelling area creeks and prompting road closures and early school dismissals throughout the region. More than 20 roads were closed in Hamilton County on Monday, officials said.
Though chronically flooded spots such as Camp Jordan in East Ridge became waterlogged, the swollen creeks did not cause any major damage in Hamilton County, said Bill Tittle, chief of emergency management for the county.
"We hope that, as the rain slackens, the creeks will finally lower [today]," Tittle said.
November snows in the South are rare, but not unknown.
The National Weather Service records show at least five November snows and two October snows in East and Middle Tennessee since 1925.
One leveled more than a foot of frozen crystals in Tri-Cities and Knoxville on Nov. 21-22, 1952.