From winter-like mornings to Thanksgiving rain

Meteorologist Ben Cathey tracks the teens at higher terrain Tuesday morning. There’s also an Alberta Clipper Sunday afternoon.
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:23 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2021 at 9:55 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Traveling early this week? The weather is generally quiet (albeit frigid) until Thursday morning. Rain is here for Thursday and early Black Friday. A small system rolls in with more cold weather on this coming Sunday.


Clouds stream in late today. Many of those will break tonight and we’re all cold. That much is certain. The question: will we be even colder than last week’s brief cool-down? If so, we’ll have the coldest weather since February 21st.

We have lots of sunshine but minimal warmth Tuesday afternoon. In fact, the low and high forecast for Knoxville is below average. That’s not just Tuesday, but every single day in the 8-day! Hello Winter!

There’s lots of glare for travelers across the region – so plan accordingly with sunglasses Tuesday.

Wednesday morning is nearly as cold, about 26 degrees. While we start with abundant sunshine, clouds will quickly fill in. We could even be overcast by dusk Wednesday.


Thanksgiving hangs out in the clouds, with a mild high of 57 degrees. As of now, spotty rain is possible in the afternoon, with the main line moving in during the evening to early night hours. We’ll collect another tenth to a quarter of an inch, with isolated higher amounts. We’ll also see that cold air change to a few flurries in the higher elevations Friday morning, and accumulating snow is possible in the Smoky Mountains. Black Friday looks frigid!

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