Warmer today ahead of rain to snow showers

Meteorologist Heather Haley says enjoy this afternoon, ahead of a cold front.
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 4:46 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2021 at 11:17 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - While Thursday starts with some freezing fog and frost, it’s not as widespread, and then warm air blows into town, ahead of a front that brings rain to snow showers on into the weekend.


Lingering fog to clouds slows our warming at first, but some extra wind and clearing help us recover from another morning in the 20s.

Thursday after warms a bit, out ahead of a front. We have increasing winds, with a Southwesterly breeze 5 to 10 mph and occasionally stronger gusts. It’s partly cloudy to mostly sunny for parts of our area, the rest of today. We warm to the 40s to around 50 degrees today.

Tonight becomes cloudy, with scattered rain showers moving in. Now, the higher elevations will change that to spotty snow showers. The low will be around 38 degrees in Knoxville Friday morning.


Snow potential from scattered showers.
Snow potential from scattered showers.(WVLT)

Friday has the spotty snow showers in the higher elevations, and lingering rain showers in the Valley, with a high of 45 degrees.

Friday night comes with spotty snow showers, and a low of 30 degrees.

Scattered snow showers will develop at times throughout the day Saturday. The high will only be around 38 degrees. Since it’s showers, that means it’s on and off, and it’s mostly light to moderate snowfall. This leaves the Valley with spots of light snow accumulations, outlining the Valley with more moderate to isolated accumulations greater than an inch, and then a couple of inches on up into the mountains. The high will only be around 38 degrees, with a cold wind.

Spotty snow showers linger into Sunday, with a high of only 40 degrees and leftover clouds.

We monitoring lingering clouds and spotty showers early next weekend, before a steadier stream of heavier rain moves in at the end of the week.

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