Sunshine & warmth for now but storms await

We’re pushing 80° midweek but Meteorologist Ben Cathey watches the storm timeline on a WVLT First Alert
Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 4:44 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 10:06 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Gorgeous weather and lowered humidity is here the next two days but then we’ll see three days of rainy weather back-to-back-to-back.

Temps stay above average all week so the spring blooms should be developing fast.


Tuesday morning brings light jacket weather. It’s all dry but we’re a touch on the cool side: 47 degrees around Knoxville. From there, it’s a fast climb to the mid-to-upper 70s. There’s not much active weather besides sunshine so be mindful of sunburns!

Wednesday only has a slim chance for rain, primarily on the farthest west stretches of our Cumberland Plateau counties.

For spotty storms off-and-on Thursday
For spotty storms off-and-on Thursday(WVLT)


Rain showers and thunderstorms become numerous starting Thursday morning. Some maps have more activity earlier in the day. That may help to knock down some severe threat. Still, our next WVLT First Alert is Thursday. Rain will lead to ponding by the afternoon drive and storms *may* intensify again by evening. Damaging winds and downpours are our biggest issues this time around. It is April storm season after all.

Rain is more scattered and spotty on Friday. Eventually, however, some of the rain could be heavier by afternoon.

Onto the weekend: signs point to deeper Gulf moisture Saturday. That rain could be heavier in the Smoky Mountains, meaning we will have to watch for fast-rising steep mountain streams.

Sunday through Tuesday is much quieter and still mild.

Stick with WVLT News for the latest on the forecast where you live!

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