Rain Thursday, with sunshine to follow
Ben Cathey is watching more heavy rain on a First Alert Monday
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Rain showers - plus a few light snow showers - are back in the local forecast Thursday morning. With some late-day clearing and a steady breeze, we’re back to mild temps.
While the weekend looks stunning, a First Alert is here Monday. That’s when we’re tracking heavy rain.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Rain is slated for the early morning hours of Thursday. We’ll have a 80% coverage of our area in mostly rain to start Thursday. Then we’ll see spotty showers fade midday to afternoon, but clouds stick around with a high around 48 degrees. Rainfall potential is maxing out around a quarter of an inch.
There is a marginal window for light snow; it’s mostly from Harlan, KY to Wise, VA and onwards towards the Greene County area. Most of that is outside of our area but many will at least see a few melting snowflakes mixing into the cold rain.
Friday is a largely calm and sunny day. There are some bouts of cold mid-level clouds that often form on this type of winter day, but we should have plentiful sunshine.
The weekend looks really nice! Sure, Saturday morning is quite chilly - well down into the low-to-mid 20s for most. But there’s a pleasing sun-filled rebound Saturday afternoon.
Sunday features lots of early sun but then increasing clouds. That heralds heavy rain Sunday night (late) through Monday. Monday is a First Alert Weather Day for the high likelihood of heavy rain. We’ve been targeting 1-2 inches of rain on Monday alone for whole area. That’s still the case. This ships out early Tuesday, with steady or falling temperatures Tuesday afternoon.
Another rain system - with a few snow showers possibly mixed in - is a close call for next Thursday. A couple miles overhead we will have some brutally cold air from way up in the Arctic Circle.
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