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First Alert in effect for early morning downpours

Meteorologist Ben Cathey is tracking a cold front bringing us storms and a nice cool down
Published: Jun. 21, 2021 at 3:10 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 1:17 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We are starting off with a WVLT First Alert early Tuesday morning as a cold front brings us a few stronger storms. Heavy downpours continue into the morning hours where we will wrap up the First Alert.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A few stronger storms are possible tonight but heavy rain will be the main concern. Lows will drop to around 68 degrees. The rainfall continues through the Tuesday morning commute, adding up to half an inch to 1 inch of total rainfall, and isolated higher amounts. The main threat overnight will be pockets of heavy rain and some gusty winds. This can lead to standing water on the roads early, and then wrap up the WVLT First Alert around 9 AM.

LOOKING AHEAD

Tuesday is cooler and calms down quite a bit. Actually, the late morning change to spotty rain, comes with a dip to the mid-60s. Then the afternoon is partly cloudy, with spotty rain coverage. The high will be around 77 degrees, which is 10 degrees below average.

Wednesday starts off with a mild morning in the mid-50s, and then a more comfortable 83 degrees with sunshine.

Thursday and Friday rebound back to seasonable high, in the upper 80s. Spotty rain and storms can develop Friday, as the humidity is climbing again.

This weekend, we’ll be in the mid-80s, with scattered storms. We’re looking at storms to develop, so the best coverage is during the heat of the day.

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