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Chattanooga preparing for winter weather

Will Chattanooga get a white Christmas this year?

NOOGAtoday: Chattanooga spring snow

Chattanoogans could see “a coating to an inch” of snow this week.

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We’re dreaming of a white Christmas.

... And we just might see that dream come true (but, probably not).

Much of the US is currently awaiting arctic weather, with heavy snow and blizzards expected to hit some parts of the country + freezing temperatures projected for most.

What will this look like in Chattanooga? Here’s what to expect:

  • Temps will drop from an average high of ~50º to ~18º between Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23.
  • Friday morning, expect “wind chills in the -5º to -20º range.”
  • Colder temperatures (with some lows in the single digits) are projected to last through Christmas weekend.
  • As for snow? AccuWeather predicts that there’s a 48% chance of getting “a coating to an inch,” and a 43% chance of getting one to three inches starting Thursday night.

Compared to our Midwest friends, this may seem like nothing — but for Chattanoogans, these temps will be some of the coldest we’ve seen in a while for this time of year.

Stay safe + prepare:

  • Travel | Prep an emergency kit for travel (including blankets, water, and a first aid kit) + ensure your car is in good condition before leaving.
  • Home + pipes | Use these tips from TN American Water to prep your home.
  • Plants + pets | Bring plants inside Thursday night, and don’t keep pets outside for long periods.