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Spring-like temperatures through midweek

Meteorologist Austin Bowling says most of the week will be sunny and mild ahead of several rounds of rain.
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 3:01 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 12:19 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Enjoy the sunshine while it’s here. The next WVLT First Alert comes with a buildup of persistent rain, leading to some very heavy rainfall potential in a week.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tonight will remain clear, with a seasonable chill of 35 degrees. The wind gradually backs off, but some wind gusts pick up again, especially in the higher elevations, very early Tuesday morning. Wind chills may dip into the mid 20s in a few spots.

With the soggy stretch ahead, now’s the time to make plans to enjoy Tuesday, Wednesday, and even Thursday.

LOOKING AHEAD

Tuesday’s sunshine warms to near 60 degrees. We’ll sneak into the mid 60s by Wednesday! Spotty showers move through late Wednesday through Thursday, but it’s still upper 50s on Thursday.

A wet pattern sets up this weekend, bringing with the potential for a few inches of rainfall.
A wet pattern sets up this weekend, bringing with the potential for a few inches of rainfall.(WVLT)

Rain chances and total rainfall potential creep up each day starting Friday. We’re looking at on and off rain Friday, and near a half an inch total rainfall. Rain showers are a little more scattered, but still near a half an inch in spots. Then the coverage and total rainfall ramp up Sunday through Monday. That’s our next WVLT First Alert, as we watch the potential for a couple inches of rainfall to move through our area. The soggy pattern leading up to it, just makes the risk for runoff issues greater as well.

Stick with WVLT News for the latest on your full forecast!

Spring weather sticks around for most of the week before heavy rain arrives this weekend.
Spring weather sticks around for most of the week before heavy rain arrives this weekend.(WVLT)

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