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Chilly showers blow into town again today

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley says conditions start improving and a warm-up is ahead.
Published: May. 12, 2021 at 4:52 AM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 9:53 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Cooler air is locked in place, as showers move through again today and cold winds blow through. Rain chances taper off the next couple of day and temperatures start warming back up!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Scattered showers moved in to start the day, but cooler air moves in behind it. The wind that comes in behind these showers does make us feel colder. We have a Northeasterly wind up to 15 mph and occasionally gusts of 20+ mph. This makes for wind chills in the 30s through late morning.

Midday is cloudy with spotty rain east, but clearing Northwest. This sets us up for warmer temperatures for the Plateau to the Tennessee, Kentucky line, but cooler for the Southern Valley to Smokies this afternoon! Knoxville tops out around 61 degrees. (You can see the Forecast Where You Live in the WVLT Weather app, if you miss it on WVLT News.)

Tonight calms down and continues the clearing. Fog develops, and we’ll start Thursday with a chilly low of 43 degrees.

LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday is mostly clear to partly cloudy, but with some extra clouds in the afternoon to evening, a few showers and storms are still on track to pop-up. It’s a few light showers and an isolated storm chance. The high will be around 68 degrees.

I’m seeing a spotty shower still trying to pop-up Friday afternoon too, with a high near 70 degrees.

This weekend is still on track to warm up! Saturday looks better, with a mostly sunny view and a high around 74 degrees. Spotty pop-ups are possible Sunday, especially in the higher elevations, but we’re warming back to the mid 70s.

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

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