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Warm and sunny end to the week

Meteorologist Ben Cathey says to enjoy the warm weather before a cold front arrives.
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 3:09 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 9:25 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Temperatures rise as we head into the end of the week. Enjoy it because a cold front arrives early next week knocking those temperatures back down! After a bone-dry stretch, rain is here in three shots next workweek.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tonight starts out mostly cloudy with spotty rain showers, but we’ll see some cloud breaks by the morning with a low around 47 degrees. Winds are a little bit breezy as well with gusts up to 15 mph.

Winds pick up a little more Thursday with gusts 20-25 mph at times. We’ll see more sunshine tomorrow with highs near 68 degrees!

A couple of notes in the past here, for those who like numbers like me:

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is over. Five storms (Claudette, Danny, Fred, Ida, and Nicholas) impacted East Tennessee. That was to varying degrees, as you know. We used the entire ‘alphabet’ which only goes to 21 letters for hurricanes.

November ended up as the eighth driest November on the Knoxville *city* records. They go back to 1910.

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday is the warmest and could actually hit 70 degrees, with just a few passing clouds.

Saturday and Sunday come with a few clouds in and out, with more low 60s.

Monday’s temperatures are upside down, as a cold front moves in. The official high for the day will be in the upper 50s overnight, but you’ll feel temperatures closer to 50 degrees by the morning, as rain showers move through overnight to the early morning. Rain becomes spotty into Monday, with spotty mountain snow, and temperatures drop to the low 40s by the afternoon. They’ll keep cooling to a low of 30 degrees by Tuesday morning.

We’re tracking another round of rain to move in by the middle of the week. The showers Wednesday could be followed by a third system on Thursday of next week.

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Wednesday evening's 8-day forecast
Wednesday evening's 8-day forecast(WVLT)

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