Up to 3 inches of snow expected in Chattanooga area on Sunday

photo Contributed photo of Friday's local snowfall from Jessica Sturdivant.

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1 to 3 inches of snow is expected in the Chattanooga area Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Anything that falls probably won't begin to melt until Wednesday.

Here's how the next few days will turn out:


Morning: Southeast Tennessee may wake up to 0.10 inches of ice and a low of 34.

Afternoon: The high temperature is expected to be 51 degrees.

Evening: rain will change over to snow between 7-9 p.m. The low temperature will be 12 degrees. 15-30 mph winds are also expected from the northwest.


Morning: The wind chill will be between 0-5 degrees in the valley and -5 to -15 in the mountains.

Afternoon: The high is expected to be 17 degrees.

Night: The low is expected to be 4 degrees with wind chills of -5 thru -15.


Morning: Temperatures of 4 degrees with wind chills of -5 thru -15.

Afternoon: The high is expected to be 21 degrees.

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Keep yourself, your loved ones and your home safe in extremely cold weather with these tips:

• In hypothermia, core temperature drops below 95 degrees. In severe hypothermia, core body temperature drops to 86 degrees or lower. 90 percent of heat is lost through the skin, the rest from lungs. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing body heat.

• Bring your pets indoors. If they can't come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

• If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away, such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. Children and pets should be kept away from space heaters. Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

• If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

• Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.

• Don't hook a generator up to the home's wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

Source: American Red Cross