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Colder weekend rain before the 80s come back

Meteorologist Austin Bowling sees more frosty weather tonight but scattered storms may impact the weekend.
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 2:09 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2021 at 11:05 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - One more bitterly cold spring night is on the way but, soon enough, we’re into the 80s!

Heavy rain is here Saturday and then again next Thursday. Because there are so many inconvenienced outdoor events, we have a WVLT First Alert - primarily for the ‘hassle’ the rain causes.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The sky will clear again tonight - giving you a brief window to see the Lyrid meteor shower. Our bigger impact, though, is crisp temperatures out the door Friday morning! It should not be quite as cold, but we’re not far off from patches of frost.

There may be a very select drizzly type of rain shower around lunchtime Friday, but that’s the only chance of rain. We are marginally warmer, as well. Despite that, we have a mostly cloudy day, with a few breaks for sunshine.

There’s a high-end chance for rain Saturday, starting a little later in the morning. Plan on getting rain, no matter where you are locally. Yes, there is a smorgasbord or outdoor events, but have a backup plan or a location to stay dry picked out. Nothing has changed there. One tweak, though, is a better chance for a few storms between 4:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday.

Scattered rain moves through Saturday morning followed by a few scattered storms that afternoon.
Scattered rain moves through Saturday morning followed by a few scattered storms that afternoon.(WVLT)

LOOKING AHEAD

Rain is sticking around through dawn, especially in the mountains. That’s on Sunday. Then the sun blossoms and we have really warm weather. We should crack into the 80s - a rarity so far this year - Tuesday and Wednesday. That precedes rain next Thursday. The Thursday rain could also carry some thunder and lightning.

Rain and storms dampen the weekend, but a big warm-up arrives early next week.
Rain and storms dampen the weekend, but a big warm-up arrives early next week.(WVLT)

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