First Alert for severe storms Monday & Tuesday

A stormy stretch with numerous opportunities for severe weather rumbles through during the first half of the week.
Published: May. 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT|Updated: May. 2, 2021 at 11:12 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Several waves of storms will bring the chance for heavy rain, hail, high wind and tornadoes to our area through early Wednesday.


Spotty showers continue to dot the area as of the evening hours, but scattered storms will arrive by the early morning hours of Monday, meaning the morning drive could be a bit soggy. Morning lows will start off in the lower 60s.

Storms will remain scattered through the early afternoon before chances become a bit more hit or miss through the evening hours. Developing storms will have a few hurdles to overcome Monday evening, but those that do develop will have the threat of large hail and an isolated tornado.



We’ll have to keep our eyes on Kentucky as a line of gusty storms may dive south toward East Tennessee mid morning Tuesday. By the afternoon, a bit of sunshine pushing temperatures into the lower 80s will have a bit more energy for storms to tap into. Between the two First Alert Days, Tuesday’s threat for hail, high winds and tornadoes is a bit higher. Due to several days of heavy rainfall, flash flooding will be a concern for the first half of the week, as well.


Storm chances will continue through Wednesday midday before falling off later in the day. This is as the cold front sweeps our area. Highs will be in the lower 70s.

Spotty showers are possible Thursday and Friday as temperatures dip into the 60s. The weekend dries out for the most part as highs inch back into the 70s.

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