The probability is currently at 70 percent that snow will fall, and according to David Hotz of the National Weather Service, one to three inches is possible Christmas Day through Monday.
“Precipitation is still expected to move into the area Friday evening. The precipitation may begin as rain, mostly over the southernmost areas, but is forecast to transition to snow showers and flurries Saturday night through Sunday,” according to National Weather Service.
According to data, snow could move into the Bradley County area around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Temperatures are projected to be in the mid-to-low 30s, humidity levels high and the dewpoints moderate for the first few hours.
As the temperature drops to the freezing mark, chances for snow expand to 92 percent by 7 a.m. Christmas Day, according to forecasts as of Thursday morning.
The heaviest times for snow will be between 7 a.m. and noon.
Blustery north winds will also be evident as the system, which began its descent through the Rockies Wednesday, makes its way eastward into the Tennessee Valley by Friday.
Wind chills are predicted to be in the teens as cold temperatures prevail.
Although chances for snow begin to subside, conditions could still remain and the possibility for additional accumulation is present.
Data indicated the chances for off-and-on snow showers are predicted through Monday.