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Mild Monday, Heather Haley tracking rain to snow showers

Scattered showers move in tonight, and a change from to snow is possible two more times in this 8-day forecast.
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:57 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 11:26 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Monday is the nicest day of the week, with mild temperatures and sunshine. Showers move in again to start Tuesday, with some change to sleet and snow in the higher elevations. A couple more pushes of rain and cold air, bring us two more chances to see a change to snow in our area in this 8-day forecast.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We started the day in the 20s with a clear sky and areas of frost and freezing fog.

It’s a mostly sunny Monday, with a light breeze, and an afternoon high just above average. It’s another good one to get outside for fresh air, especially if the kids start back to school tomorrow. We’re warming to around 51 degrees, with a light breeze today. Clouds start increasing this evening with spotty rain.

Tonight is cloudy and spotty rain becomes scattered by the morning. We’re looking at scattered rain but spotty snow in the mountains, and a little mixing in the lower elevations, with a low around 38 degrees.

LOOKING AHEAD

Light snowfall for most, but several inches in the Smokies.
Light snowfall for most, but several inches in the Smokies.(WVLT)

Scattered rain and some snow showers linger Tuesday. It’s a 40% coverage through the morning hours to midday, then spotty snow in the Smoky Mountains continues all afternoon and evening. The high will be around 48 degrees, but the wind makes it feel even colder. A few light snow showers are possible, but the Smokies can easily collect several inches of snow with persistent snowfall.

Wednesday starts off clear, but clouds increase again ahead of our next system.

The next rain event is Thursday to Friday. With colder air in the higher elevations, it’s another chance for sleet and snow to develop. Highs will go from the upper 40s on Thursday down to near 40 to end the week. There’s a chance to see some sleet and snow in the lower elevations, but it’s more brief than the mountains.

The weekend quiets down again, ahead of the next front that brings some rain to snow yet again Monday.

Stick with WVLT News for the latest on our local forecast!

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