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Frigid Tuesday, then warming ahead of next cold front

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks the rain to some flurries and snow to end the week.
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 4:25 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Frigid temperatures, the coldest since February, start this Tuesday! Bundle up and keep the layers on today, but at least the next couple of afternoons get more comfortable. That warming is because another cold front is on the way, with rain and spotty flurries to mountain snow.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This morning bottomed out in the low to mid 20s. Knoxville dropped to 26 to start the day. Athens, Crossville and Morristown all reached 23 degrees. Oneida and Williamsburg actually hit 19 for a low.

While it’s a beautiful day, temperatures have bottomed out. Sunshine helps, and luckily there’s no wind chills to worry about. We’re only warming to around 46 degrees, which is right at 10 degrees below average.

Tonight is another clear and cold night, as we drop to around 26 degrees.

LOOKING AHEAD

Wednesday starts out frigid, but a southwesterly wind helps us recover to around 55 degrees. We have scattered clouds passing by at times as well.

Thanksgiving comes with a back and forth of partly to mostly cloudy, and winds increasing midday to afternoon. The high will be a mild 57 degrees, with spotty afternoon rain, then scattered showers in the late afternoon ahead of the late evening 80% coverage of our area. Cold air slides in and changes this to a few flurries and spotty mountain snow through early Friday morning.

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This leaves us frigid again Friday into the weekend.

We are seeing a few showers late Sunday, with change to flurries and spotty mountain snow again.

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