First Alert is over. Frigid, gray Saturday ahead.
Meteorologist Ben Cathey tracks a cold and raw day to start the weekend with a big warming trend after.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The WVLT First Alert Weather Day is wrapped up. We’ve already had thousands of power outages, snapped trees, larger hail, and high winds.
Saturday is even colder - and we’ve been dropping temps. From there, it’s several days of sunshine.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Many spots have 2-3 inches of rain so far, and traffic has been a real mess. There are still some showers but the tornado threat and hail threat is over.
Misty weather is here tonight, but this is less inconvenient. The low temp is only 56 degrees. Problem is, most of us never warm up at all during the day Saturday. The high is barely in the 60s in the Valley, and we will probably not hit 60 degrees at all on the Plateau. Light rain is mostly likely in the Smokies, Foothills, and Cumberland Plateau.
Happy Mother’s Day. Thankfully, from here onwards, it’s a much quieter forecast. Early morning rain is confined to the Smokies. Then we get some late day sunshine. Despite all of that, it’s actually looking *cooler* on Sunday. The high once looked to approach 80. Now many will be in the lower 70s only.
Monday through Thursday are real “pick days.” These are sun-filled and gorgeous. Highs will be well into the middle 80s by then.
A few more showers arrive next Saturday. This is a cut-off low, moving against the grain, from east to west.
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