Warming up and rain speeding up

Heather Haley says rain arrives sooner for Sunday and heavier ahead of Thanksgiving.
Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 4:57 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:12 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We’re ending the week on a clear note, then clouds are still on track to slowly increase. Important updates on the latest forecast include an earlier arrival for showers Sunday, and heavier rainfall potential before Thanksgiving warrants a WVLT Weather Alert.


Friday is your sunny day this weekend! It’s all clear today and we’re back to “above normal” temperatures, with a high around 64 degrees.

Now, tonight clouds slowly increase but that helps to keep us from cooling below the upper 30s.

Clouds increase this weekend, starting Saturday. It’s a partly cloudy day, but thicker clouds can make it mostly cloudy at times for the Valley and South, but mostly cloudy most of the day along the Tennessee, Kentucky line. We’re aimed at a high of 68 degrees.

In your ‘I’m All Vol’ Forecast, the Big Orange are away in Auburn, Alabama for a night game. Temps will drop of course, but only from the upper low 60s to the mid 50s, so luckily the weather is not a factor in the game. At home, if you’re enjoying the game, it’s not a bad evening to grill out. It’s not often that it’s still in the upper 50s just after sunset in late November.

Saturday Vols are at Auburn
Saturday Vols are at Auburn(WVLT)


Sunday is overcast and the rain has sped up a bit. This puts rain reaching the Plateau by the late afternoon and moving east through the evening to early overnight hours. We’ll average about a third of an inch of rainfall during this time, after a high near 65 Sunday.

This means it clears sooner Monday, with sunshine for the afternoon. Clouds increase again Tuesday, though.

The next front drives rain in starting Tuesday night and is heavier on through Wednesday. We’ll continue to monitor the timing, but as of now it’s especially rainy Wednesday afternoon through the overnight hours, with more than an inch of rain for much of our area. That’s why we have a WVLT Weather Alert.

As of now, showers linger into Thanksgiving morning and become spotty by the afternoon.

Stick with WVLT News for the latest on the forecast where you live!

Friday 8-day forecast
Friday 8-day forecast(WVLT)
Heavy rainfall potential Wednesday to early Thanksgiving Day.
Heavy rainfall potential Wednesday to early Thanksgiving Day.(WVLT)

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