Gusty winds and rain on the way for East Tennessee

Knoxville (WVLT) - Volunteer TV Meterologist Craig Edwards says people across East Tennessee should prepare for strong wind gusts and rain moving in durring the evening hours.

Edwards says "We started the day with mild temperatures and it looks like it will stay that way before another strong cold front passes through East Tennessee tonight."

Highs today will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

The chance of rain will increase as the day goes on meaning the best chance of rain will be late this afternoon and early this evening.

Rain, thunderstorms and very gusty winds will arrive in Knoxville just before a front passes by the area.

The biggest threat for severe weather will be the high winds.

Gusts could be as high as 40 mph to 50 mph in the mountains.

A steady wind between 15 and 25 mph is likely during the late afternoon and early evening hours, but the highest winds will be around midnight.

Rainfall amounts will range between a quarter of an inch to a half inch in East Tennessee as this weather system passes through.

Stay tuned to Volunteer TV News and for weather updates throughout the day.

You can also follow the cold front as it moves through East Tennessee by downloading "Pinpoint 8 Desktop Weather"

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