More 90s possible before two rain chances this week

Meteorologist Ben Cathey doesn’t think we’ll snag the record high Friday - but it’s a toasty day!
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 5:02 PM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 10:01 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - For the third day in a row, we had the hottest day of the year! We are totally dry, stuffy, and have some poorer air quality.

Next week has two good chances of storms. There’s also Saharan dust that will make for lovely sunrises and sets.

Cooler weather rolls in to next weekend.

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Friday was the hottest day of the year, and more heat is here Saturday. You may wake up to a few clouds Saturday but we should be totally dry until after 2:00 p.m. Saturday. A few storms – small and non-severe – outline the Valley. Wherever you find changes in elevation, that is where storms could brew.

Still, the overall chance is low. We could really use the rain! We have a big deficit this year: it’s more than 3″ at the Knoxville Airport.

Sunday is decent enough, though rain is here on your weekend. The chance of storms remains at 60% by the end of the day. The rain chance is 80% late Sunday night into early Monday.

Some will not make it out of the 60s on Monday! The high in Knoxville is only 72-73 degrees.


We start to dry out a little more Tuesday into Wednesday as the Saharan dust gets here. Wednesday’s rain chances are fading fast.

That said, rain IS looking more likely next Thursday. Friday and Saturday are dry and cooler.

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