Storm chances dial back by the weekend

Meteorologist Ben Cathey is tracking storms through Saturday and drier weather later in the 8-day forecast.
Published: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:13 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 5:21 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Sick of the rain yet? No fear: sunny skies are coming back by the end of the week!

For now though, it’s off-and-on showers and thunderstorms. Widespread severe weather is unlikely and our rivers are in good shape! We have two more solid days of rain chances before things slowly taper off.


Muggy Meter for Wednesday
Muggy Meter for Wednesday(WVLT)

A steamy afternoon has given rise to numerous clusters of heavy downpours and storms all across the area. Each area of rain will come down fairly heavy, so watch out for ponding on the roadways through the afternoon drive.

As the evening hours, rain and storms won’t be as numerous, but they’ll stick around through the early morning hours. By sunrise, a few showers will remain as lows dip into the lower 70s.


Rain could come down heavily at times late week.
Rain could come down heavily at times late week.(WVLT)

Afternoon storms are the name of the game all week, and it’s all due to the Gulf of Mexico deep upper level moisture. That means each of those downpours could produce locally heavy rainfall. We are slightly cooler Thursday and Friday though not enough to make it more comfy.

More showers pop up this weekend, but by that point, the stubborn storm complex is about to leave the East Coast. Looks like we’ll have much fewer storms to contend with early Sunday and then most of Monday is dry.

Next week, the weather pattern looks much quieter and much drier. While the heat builds across the Plains states, temperatures will hover a touch below average in the lower 80s.

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Storm chances dwindle by the weekend as temperatures remain steady.
Storm chances dwindle by the weekend as temperatures remain steady.(WVLT)

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