According to the National Weather Service in Morristown, the storm is expected to track eastward, dip toward the Gulf of Mexico and sweep northeast, possibly over areas of Sand Mountain, such as Henagar, Ala., then into North Georgia and Tennessee.
Data indicates a chance of snow beginning Wednesday evening and building through the night, NWS forecasters report.
Temperatures should be near 33 degrees as the event begins and fall below freezing after midnight Wednesday, according to NWS. The weather service agency reported snowfall should begin to taper by late morning Thursday.
At present, the front is making its way from the northwest and it appears it will dip south, drawing moisture from the Gulf, then move northeasterly into the region.
Bradley County has experienced more than 20 inches of snowfall since Jan. 29, 2010.
“This system as it pushes across the Southeast — timing-wise will definitely bring snow showers,” NWS’ Tim Troutman said. “Any accumulation could be an inch or more. It won’t be a major system at this point but could cause some slick driving conditions in places.”
Matthew Cason of the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency said local authorities are watching the system.
“We are keeping an eye on the potential for some snow in our area Wednesday into Thursday,” Cason said. “Much like for hurricanes, there are a number of different forecast models consulted and some show an inch or less for us, others 2-4 inches. Forecasts are still very sketchy at this point.”