Few clouds but warm Thursday ahead of cold front Friday

Meteorologist Paige Noel says another warm up is on the way next week.
Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures on this St. Patrick’s Day because a cold front brings us rounds of rain Friday.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ll see that mixture of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon hours. Highs are expected to get near 72 degrees! Enjoy this beautiful St. Patrick’s Day!

Rain returns in two waves Friday. The first is around lunchtime, and may include some thunder and downpours. The much-advertised cold front arrives Friday evening. This is a little slower moving, and brings that second shot of rain through early Saturday morning.

LOOKING AHEAD

Most of the weekend is dry, and a little bit cooler. There is a slight window for rain Saturday, mostly closer to the Cumberland Gap and NE Tennessee. Sunday and Monday mornings appear slightly cooler, under a mostly clear sky. The afternoon on both days has lots of sunshine. Plus, spring is officially here just before noon Sunday. It’ll feel like it too with highs near 64 degrees.

The 70s return early next week with lots of sunshine on Monday. More clouds arrive Tuesday ahead of our next system on Wednesday that could bring stronger spring storms. This is a system we are keeping a close eye on.

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Thursday's  First Alert 8-day planner
Thursday's First Alert 8-day planner(WVLT)

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