Rain and some snow today, heavier rain next week

Austin Bowling says Thursday’s rain shouldn’t cause too many issues, but Monday’s heavy rain might.
Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 3:05 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2021 at 12:53 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Rain showers will gradually end by Thursday afternoon. Thankfully, we’ll be blessed with a few days of sunshine before Monday’s First Alert-worthy rainfall arrives.


Scattered showers will continue to taper off this afternoon as the rain clears the Smokies. Most of the area managed to pick up between a tenth and a quarter inch of rainfall. Even though we’ll dry things out, we’ll stay pretty gloomy for the rest of the day. Highs will only manage the upper 40s.

Sunshine returns for your Friday but not before plenty of clouds to start the day. It should still be a beautiful way to end the work week with highs near 50 degrees.

The weekend looks really nice! Sure, Saturday morning starts chilly, but we should rebound into the mid 40s under full sunshine. Most of your Sunday looks good as we approach the lower 50s, but you’ll notice the clouds moving in throughout the day. Rain showers should hold off until later in the evening.


The main slug of heavy rain moves in late Sunday night through Monday. Monday is a First Alert Weather Day for the high likelihood of heavy rain. The potential for 1 to 2 inches of rain is still there with locally heavier amounts possible. Even with all the rain, temperatures will actually climb during the day. Highs may top out just shy of 60 degrees.

Monday comes with much heavier rainfall potential.
Monday comes with much heavier rainfall potential.(WVLT)

Rain moves on Tuesday morning, leaving us with some sunshine and highs around 50 degrees.

Another system arrives late Wednesday into Thursday with another round of rain. This time, cold arctic air will spill in with in, adding in the possibility of a few snowflakes for the higher elevations. We’ll keep you updated.

Stick with WVLT News for the latest on your forecast!

Friday and parts of the weekend are quiet ahead of Monday's heavy rainfall.
Friday and parts of the weekend are quiet ahead of Monday's heavy rainfall.(WVLT)

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