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Two rounds of storms Monday, wet pattern through Friday

Following a nice weekend, the faucet opens up early in the week
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 5:05 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2020 at 11:35 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Following a nice weekend, the faucet opens up early in the week.

Two lines of storms pivot through on Monday, with more storms late Tuesday. For the Monday storms, we have a WVLT Weather Alert from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Additional rain chances come on-and-off through early Friday. The weekend, however, does look drier.

There won’t be much on radar until late Sunday night. A system sitting over Illinois, Indiana, and finally Kentucky will move into our western counties (Fentress, Cumberland, etc.) around dusk. Those stray storms will mostly skirt around our area. That’s the first of several ‘pinwheels’ of rain-makers. We’re muggy tonight, only falling to near 70°. That’s a big difference from Sunday morning!

Around dawn, a batch of storms dumps rain on our SE Kentucky cities and towns, before racing southwards towards Knoxville and Interstate 40. This will fizzle as it moves south but could impact your bus stop or commute plans. That first line should wrap up by 9:00 a..m Monday.

We get several hours of drier weather and even some sunshine. Then the second small but intense complex of storms moves in. See the image for what it could look like early in the afternoon.

Second round of rain Monday
Second round of rain Monday(WVLT)

LOOKING AHEAD

Some areas may be totally dry Monday, while others north of 40, and along 75, are in line for more than one inch of rain.

Tuesday starts tranquilly enough, but rain is back in the afternoon. This is from an even longer line of storms rolling out of the Midwest, and could turn heavy and strong for our far northern counties.

The rain Wednesday doesn’t come with as intense a threat of big storms, but the rain will be on-and-off for a greater part of the day, for a greater number of people.

Storms on Thursday and Friday pop up at higher elevations before moving down into the valley floor. Friday will be a touch cooler.

Rain is pretty limited - and we’re blessed with hours of sunshine - each day next weekend. The only day that looks totally dry - for now, at least - is next Monday.

Your Forecast From WVLT
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