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Cloudy and cold now, Heather Haley tracks brief break for sun

Two systems bring rain to some snow potential this weekend and around Christmas.
Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 4:52 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2020 at 8:53 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We have clouds and flurries lingering on this Thursday. We have one day for some sunshine, before clouds and showers move in again this weekend.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Flurries to mountain snow showers continue today
Flurries to mountain snow showers continue today(WVLT)

Flurries continued this morning for some, with a couple of inches of snow on the ground in the Smokies.

It’s a cloudy day, with gradual breaks in the afternoon to evening hours. We’re topping out around 41 degrees. (The average high for this time of the year is now 49 degrees.) The light breeze and lack of sunshine can make it feel colder. Spotty snow showers linger today in the Smoky Mountains.

Tonight is mostly cloudy to partly cloudy, as the clouds slowly peel back northeast. This leaves areas of frost and fog to develop for Friday morning. We’ll drop to the low to upper 20s, with the Southern Valley and Plateau colder with less clouds.

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday is your sunny day and closer to “normal”. We’re aimed at mid 40s and sunny most of the day.

Clouds actually start increasing Friday night into Saturday. With Texas A&M coming to Knoxville for the Vols game at Noon, your “I’m All Vol” forecast is mostly cloudy and in the low 40s at kickoff and warming to the high of 50 degrees closer to the end of the game. A stray shower is possible by the afternoon, then scattered showers increase later in the evening.

Noon Saturday in Knoxville
Noon Saturday in Knoxville(WVLT)

The weekend front brings showers Saturday night into Sunday morning, mostly as rain with isolated mountain snowfall. Then spotty rain showers linger Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the upper 40s and gusts around 20 mph.

Winter is officially here Monday morning, but it won’t feel as cold!

The next front we’re tracking comes around Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. We’re looking at building rain on Christmas Eve, but then a change to some snow showers are possible by the time Santa comes to town.

Stick with WVLT News for the latest on your forecast!

8-day forecast
8-day forecast(WVLT)

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