Firefighters had to battle a small blaze in 14-degree weather, with the thermometer dropping to 13 degrees before they left the scene.
That was the low temperature reported at the Emergency Operations Center.
The wind chill was 8 degrees as the overnight low dipped to 13 just after 7:30 this morning.
The National Weather Service is calling for a “wintry mix” of precipitation for Wednesday.
“A warm front will move into the Southern Appalachian region Wednesday night. With the very cold air already in place across the region, initial precipitation will be mainly snow. Snow is expected to move into the southern Tennessee Valley Wednesday afternoon. As warmer air slowly begins to move in, snow will mix with sleet, rain and freezing rain Wednesday night, before it switches over to rain for Thursday,” according to reports.
“It’s too soon to tell this morning what it may do Wednesday,” said Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Spence.
“We will have a webinar with the National Weather Service later today to know what to expect so crucial advisories can be posted and public safety decisions made,” explained Spence.
“We are situated in a unique location where a great deal of our weather is deflected by the surrounding mountains,” he said.
At any rate, at this time, the NWS has posted advisories regarding the possibility of inclement weather approaching the valley.
The event could be short-lived as temperatures Thursday are supposed to rise above the freezing mark for the first time since Saturday after making a plunge into the teens and 20s.
Surrounding area schools canceled or delayed classes Monday. Bradley County and Cleveland city schools were in session today.
Decisions will be made later today on what to do if there will be severe weather.