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Weather clears out Friday, but back by Sunday

The bad weather and snow that hit East Tennessee and Kentucky has moved out for the most part, with a high pressure system bringing plenty of sunshine. The temperatures will stay cool early today, but will rise throughout the day and into Saturday. Another cold front late Saturday into Sunday will bring more precipitation, either as rain or snow, much like what we saw Thursday night.

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Round up of area road conditions

As East Tennessee and southern Kentucky woke up to a dusting of snow and a coat of ice on car windshields, area dispatchers shared with 10News reports of road conditions in their respective counties. A reminder, always use caution on the roads in cold conditions.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

 

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

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Polar Bear Dip kicks off 2014

Cumberland Gap has a similar tradition, dating back 13 years. They don't have much water-- just a little creek off the front porch off the Little Congress Bicycle Museum.

So instead of a plunge, they call it a dip.

The dip is open to anyone, so mark your calendars for next year. January 1st at high noon, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

Preservation group purchases Cumberland Co. cave

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A preservation group has purchased a plot of land that includes two caves in Cumberland County.

The Southeastern Cave Conservancy has acquired the "Run to the Mill Cave" Preserve, a 75-acre plot of land in the southern part of the county. The organization will spend about $200,000 to acquire the land.

The Times Free Press reports the purchase will open a caving resource that had been off-limits to cavers and outdoor enthusiasts for several years.

Sailor surprises sister at UT graduation

By Ashley Izbicki, WBIR

Nearly 2,000 graduates in black caps and gowns received their diplomas at the University of Tennessee Friday, but one journalism and electronic media major had no idea her younger brother, who has been deployed for the past 16 months, flew home to surprise her on stage.