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WVLT Weather Alert continues with messy Tuesday AM drive

A strong fall front brings another round of heavy rain ahead of much cooler temperatures.
Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 1:59 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2020 at 12:35 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The strong storms have moved on, but the scattered showers will remain. Behind the rain, some of the coolest high temperatures of the young fall season.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Strong storms could never quite get going Monday evening, but they did drop between a quarter and three-quarters of an inch of rainfall on much of the area. The WVLT Weather Alert lasts through Tuesday morning for the threat of more pockets of locally heavy rainfall to impact the morning drive. The low will be around 53 degrees by the morning.

The cool air from this powerful fall cold front takes over on Tuesday. We’ll start out with that WVLT Weather Alert, with most of our area collecting a half an inch to 1 inch of rain. The heavy rain will gradually taper off to a few scattered showers, but the damage to temperatures will have already been done. Look for highs some 10 to 15 degrees below average in the lower 60s.

Between a half inch and an inch and a half of rainfall is possible through Tuesday.
Between a half inch and an inch and a half of rainfall is possible through Tuesday.(WVLT)

LOOKING AHEAD

Wednesday sees the sun return for most, but a stray shower cannot be ruled out. The morning starts out at a chilly 48 degrees, and the afternoon warms to around 67 degrees.

We have a stray shower possible on Thursday, and we’re still hanging out around 70 degrees for a high.

The true chill will be felt by Friday and Saturday. Morning lows will dip into the lower 40s while afternoon highs may manage the low to mid 60s. That means you’ll likely need a jacket for this weekend’s Vols home opener.

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Tuesday's rain gives way to more fall weather.
Tuesday's rain gives way to more fall weather.(WVLT)

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