More March than May until we hit the weekend

Meteorologist Ben Cathey is tracking several small chances of light rain showers.
Published: May. 11, 2021 at 4:08 PM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 9:59 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - All that lovely sunshine and mild weather from Tuesday is in the past. Light rain is back overnight, especially in our southern counties. We have two gray and cold days ahead - but a pleasant stretch follows that through the weekend.

Scattered showers tonight into Wednesday.
Scattered showers tonight into Wednesday.(WVLT)


Above, you can see the light rain rolling through the area from west to east Tuesday night and lingering through early Wednesday. It’s well under a quarter-of-an-inch but the clouds don’t leave as the rain exits. It’s a windy, cold, gray day. We have the weather you’d expect two months ago, not in mid May.

The raw wind comes from the northeast, which is already a ‘cold’ wind direction. That leaves us with a wind chill in the 40s and low 50s all day long!

Wednesday night is even colder. While our flowers in not in any danger of freezing, there may be some patches of frost on the Cumberland Plateau Thursday morning! Brrr!

Temps are climbing marginally on a partly cloudy Thursday. There’s a very slim chance of rain, but it’s mostly back late Thursday night and on the other side of midnight into Friday morning. Still, it’s a small coverage area.


This weekend is warming up! Saturday looks better, with a mostly sunny view and a high around 72 degrees. Spotty pop-ups are possible, especially in the higher elevations, on Sunday, but we’re warming back to the mid 70s.

Early next week cranks up to 80 on Monday, but then scattered storms move in on Tuesday.

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