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Chilly Monday but a warming trend ahead

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley says we have a few mild, dry days ahead.
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 4:44 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 8:01 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The week starts off below average with a wind chill, but that doesn’t last. The winds turn and the afternoon highs climb this week, with a decent dry stretch.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Colder air dipped into our area to start the week. We’re dropped to 31 in Knoxville this morning, but it feel at least 5 degrees colder due to the wind. Crossville started out at 26, LaFollette 30, and Middlesboro 24 degrees.

It’s a beautiful, mostly sunny day, but chilly. We’re only topping out around 46 degrees, and the breeze makes it feel a couple of degrees colder at times.

Tonight comes with a few passing clouds, and a stray shower for our part of Southeastern Kentucky. We’ll start Tuesday around 30 degrees, with a light breeze out of the Southwest.

LOOKING AHEAD

That turn of the wind kicks off a trend for warmer air to flow in from the south. We’ll top out around 58 degrees Tuesday, with a mostly sunny view.

We’ll make it back to the low 60s Wednesday and even mid 60s Thursday and Friday, with some extra clouds at times.

A week system can bring us back to the upper 50s this weekend, but only spotty rain chances at first. The better coverage of rain arrives on Monday.

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