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Two more “cold” mornings to mild afternoons

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley says the warming trend continues, ahead of better rain and storm chances.
Published: May. 14, 2021 at 4:53 AM EDT|Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 7:38 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - I promised you sunshine helps, and it continues to make us more comfortable as the day goes on! Conditions are mostly dry, with only isolated pop-ups, until more organized batches of rain and storms move in next week.

WHAT TO EXPECT

It was another colder morning, with temperatures about 10 degrees below average. Knoxville dropped to 45, Crossville 42, Athens 41, and Middlesboro 39 degrees.

Your Friday is mostly sunny, with scattered clouds passing at times. The sunshine continues to make us feel more comfortable in these below average temperatures. We’re warming to around 71 degrees today, with the average high for Knoxville this time of year at 78. The passing clouds can create a spotty shower or storm in the higher elevations, and a stray pop-up is possible in the Valley late afternoon to evening. It’s very limited rain chances, thanks to low humidity.

It’s another cold night tonight, with a mostly clear sky and a low around 45 degrees.

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday gets closer to “normal” as we warm-up to around 74 degrees. We do have increasing clouds, but that’s mainly late day. We’ll have a mostly sunny day become partly cloudy in the afternoon, then mostly cloudy in the evening. A stray shower or storm can develop in the mountains during the day.

Sunday morning starts off at normal, thanks to a blanket of clouds. We’ll go from 54 degrees in the morning to 73 degrees in the afternoon, and the all day mostly cloudy view helps to create isolated rain chances at times from beginning to end.

Back to 80 degrees on Monday, but still mostly cloudy most of the day. While rain and storms are isolated, the wind is gusty at times to 20+ mph, because more rain and storms are on the way.

Monday night through Wednesday morning, we will have scattered rain and storms move through at times. It looks to taper off Wednesday and stay spotty Thursday, but a few more pop-ups are possible by Friday afternoon. We’ll still with warmer temperatures next week!

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