Sunday first of two rounds of rain this week

Austin Bowling is tracking rain for Sunday and a WVLT Weather Alert for Wednesday.
Published: Nov. 21, 2020 at 5:20 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2020 at 11:58 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The week of Thanksgiving starts off soggy, but we should be smooth sailing by Turkey Day itself.


Clouds continue to increase, keeping Sunday morning’s low in the mid 40s.

Sunday could look fairly gloomy during the daylight hours, but rain chances will hold off until later. Many of us will get to and from church on Sunday dry, but some of those showers will start sneaking up onto the Cumberland Plateau by dinnertime. Don’t expect rain until the evening hours in the valley. By the time Sunday ends, many areas will have picked up close to a quarter inch of rain.


If you’re trying to take care of some shopping or grabbing some last-minute items for the Thanksgiving dinner, Monday and Tuesday will be your best days to get out. Monday’s looking fairly sunny, but it will only manage the mid 50s. As things start to cloud up again Tuesday, we’ll climb a touch into the upper 50s.

The next front bring WVLT Weather Alert-worthy rain Tuesday night through Wednesday. As of now, it appears the heaviest rain will fall across the Plateau, south valley and southeast Kentucky throughout the day Wednesday. Rainfall totals will range from a quarter to a half inch over the valley and foothills to nearly an inch along the plateau and into Kentucky. We’ll stay in the upper 50s.

Thanksgiving Day and the day after will fair much better, with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the 60s.

Rain kicks off Thanksgiving week before drying out later on.
Rain kicks off Thanksgiving week before drying out later on.(WVLT)

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