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Colder morning but nice day ahead, before rounds of rain

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks the lingering rain, that wraps up by Halloween.
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 4:37 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:55 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - It’s a colder start to a nice day, but enjoy it because it’s rain at times heading into the end of the week.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We all felt the coldest morning since earlier this year. Knoxville dropped to 39, Kingston and Morristown 37, and Crossville reached 33 degrees for a low.

Wednesday afternoon is the best looking and feeling time. We’re topping out in the low to mid 60s area-wide, with a mostly sunny view. There’s a light breeze out of the northeast.

Clouds start increasing tonight, tucking us in close to 45 degrees by the morning. A few showers arrive by the morning as well.

LOOKING AHEAD

The reason we have several days of rain is because a cold front moves in, and then the center of low pressure moves straight through our area. The low pressure is the center weight that fronts spin from, and this one can add to the aches and pains you may feel. This is a bigger drop in pressure, or more “weight on you” from the lower atmosphere height.

Thursday looks like morning showers, then a midday break to hit the high around 65 degrees. Rain is moving in midday on the Plateau and spreading east, to an 80% coverage through the afternoon hours. Winds in the mountains are ramped up to 20 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph, so a High Wind Warning will be in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM. Gusts around 20 mph are possible for the rest of our area.

Then more rounds of rain spin through at times Thursday night, Friday, Friday night, and Saturday. The coverage does taper off late Saturday, but Friday and Saturday are really barely warming to the mid 50s.

Rainfall potential Thursday through Saturday:

Total rainfall potential Thursday through Saturday
Total rainfall potential Thursday through Saturday(WVLT)

Halloween Sunday is clearing, with spotty mountain showers leftover. We’ll top out in the low 60s, but the evening will be in the 50s.

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