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Two more crisp nights before the 80s get here

Meteorologist Ben Cathey tracks very low chances of rain as we *finally* get some pleasant weather.
Published: May. 13, 2021 at 3:57 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 9:55 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - If you could get past the cold next two nights, the weather is really shaping up nicely for most of the next week or even longer.

There are minimal chances of rainfall until next Tuesday. Soon, we will be back into the 80s.

WHAT TO EXPECT

You are going to be downright cold Friday morning. Picture Thursday morning - just a couple of degrees warmer. We won’t even be that far from the record low. As it stands now, we won’t hit the 39° to tie the mark.

There will be lots of sunshine on Friday afternoon. We expect the only rain showers to be at the tip tops of the Smoky Mountains. That’s very indicative of a summer-like pattern, although it’s a lot less humid than a summer day.

On that same note, we are quite a bit below average still. Highs will be nearly 10° below normal on Friday afternoon.

The last of the cold nights is wrapping up Saturday morning. There’s no chance for rainfall locally and there is that much wind either. High pressure is based right over top of us, eliminating most of the humidity and the breeze factor.

Sunshine and mild temperatures will make for a beautiful stretch on the links this weekend.
Sunshine and mild temperatures will make for a beautiful stretch on the links this weekend.(WVLT)

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday has partly to mostly cloudy hours, but only a slight chance for any rainfall. The final round of the Visit Knoxville Open looks nice, although the wind will pick up noticeably.

Monday still looks to be our first 80° day in quite a long time. That’s very unusual to have minimal warmth through several weeks of May.

That blocking pattern of weather breaks down by early Tuesday. Tuesday is our best chance for rainfall in the week ahead; that’s really not saying much, since it’s largely dry over the next 8 to 10 days.

The air will get more stagnant at the middle of next week. That will allow the ozone at Hays to build along with the humidity. High temperatures will be in the lower to middle 80s through that point.

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Temperatures are on the rise with only spotty rain and storm chances.
Temperatures are on the rise with only spotty rain and storm chances.(WVLT)

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