Gusty rain arrives Thursday and sticks around for a few days

Meteorologist Ben Cathey says the rain arrives tomorrow and lasts heading into the weekend
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 2:41 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:28 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The rain arrives tomorrow and looks to stick around for a few days, so get the rain gear ready! Winds will howl Thursday, especially at the mountain’s peaks. That’s where leaves will be stripped and the ‘peak’ of fall color at the ‘peaks’ ends.


Clouds start increasing tonight, tucking us in close to 43 degrees by the morning. A few showers arrive by the morning as well.

We’ll start out with showers Thursday and those continue on and off throughout the day. A cold front arrives Thursday with a center of low pressure moving through and sticking around as we head into the weekend.

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. Rain won’t be super heavy, just looking at a gloomy stretch of weather. Thursday through Saturday we should see about 1-2″ of rain.

Rainy few days
Rainy few days(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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Wednesday evening's 8-day forecast
Wednesday evening's 8-day forecast(WVLT)

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