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Cold front slides in today

We have a cooler weekend, but more cold air on the way takes us to freezing.
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 2:34 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 at 12:12 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A cold front is moving in just behind Zeta, so we have more clouds and some light showers, but up next is a reinforcement of cold air that leads us to our next WVLT Weather Alert for a freeze by Monday morning.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Friday’s views are improving. From mostly cloudy to partly cloudy this afternoon, and then all clear this evening. The clearing tapers off the rain showers, but cold air is moving in at the same time. Today’s high is only around 54 degrees this afternoon. For perspective, that’s a little more than 10 degrees colder than normal, but more jarring for us is that it’s about 20 degrees cooler than it has been most of the past week.

With a clear sky tonight, we’ll have patchy frost in the higher elevations and sheltered valleys. The low will be around 39 degrees by the morning in the Valley, but mid 30s in the higher elevations to freezing at the mountain tops.

LOOKING AHEAD

What to know for the weekend: Halloween, Fall Back, and Freezing!

Not too spooky, for whatever you have planned, as we have quieter weather for Saturday. It’s a sunny day, with a high around 64 degrees. The evening hours cool to the mid 50s by 7 p.m., with some extra clouds passing by and a light breeze. We have custom Trick-or-Treat forecasts for you in our WVLT Weather app.

Before you head to bed Saturday night, turn the clocks back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Sunday comes with another shot of cool air, which we see with some extra clouds and spotty showers, plus chilly wind gusts at times. Temperatures are still in the low 60s for Sunday.

The cold air settles in by Monday morning, giving us our next WVLT Weather Alert as we start the day at freezing! This gives more of our area a chance for frost as the wind becomes light. (This is the first time Knoxville will hit the freezing mark since March.)

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