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Tropical downpours arrive midweek

The remnants of Zeta move through, bringing locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 2:06 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2020 at 9:22 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - While spotty showers will dot the start of the week, it will pale in comparison to the heavy rain the remnants of what will become Hurricane Zeta will bring to our area.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tonight will be cloudy along with a stray shower and some patchy fog. The low is around 55 degrees by Tuesday morning.

Tuesday might be your best opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fall colors before the rain and the wind arrive. A few showers will still be possible, but most will stay dry as highs reach the lower 70s.

LOOKING AHEAD

Wednesday’s rain fills in gradually as the outer bands of Zeta pinwheel through. Thursday is the big day for rain, likely our next WVLT Weather Alert, as the bulk of Zeta pushes across the region and brings heavy downpours to our area most of the day and night. Highs hover around 70 degrees.

Tracking heavy rain from Tropical Storm Zeta
Tracking heavy rain from Tropical Storm Zeta(WVLT)

Scattered showers will taper off pretty early Friday, leaving us with some cooler air. We’ll top out around 59 degrees.. A cold front is settling in behind Zeta, leaving us with cold nights in the low 40s and chilly days in the low to mid 60s this weekend. That means Halloween evening on Saturday will be in the 50s, but at least it will be dry.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night!

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Tropical rain ushers in cooler air for the weekend.
Tropical rain ushers in cooler air for the weekend.(WVLT)

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