Rain gear needed as cold front brings rain and storms Thursday

Meteorologist Paige Noel says drier and sunnier weather returns just in time for the holiday weekend.
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 3:12 PM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 10:23 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Scattered rain and storms return tonight with more rain arriving Thursday with a cold front. After that, we will dry out slowly and warm back up for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Scattered rain and storms are likely overnight into the early morning hours on Thursday. Temperatures drop to near 67 degrees.

Thursday’s on and off rain and storms looking to start with a 40% coverage, then build up to an 80% coverage in the late afternoon to evening. We’ll reach 80 degrees midday, ahead of that better coverage in rain. Thursday night starts out with that best coverage, then becomes spotty by Friday morning.

Rainfall through Friday morning
Rainfall through Friday morning(WVLT)


With the cold front clearing our area Friday, we’ll have scattered rain showers in the afternoon and an isolated storm. We’ll be around 75 degrees on Friday.

This weekend comes with spotty rain and passing clouds Saturday, and we’re just below average at 77 degrees.

Sunday’s sunshine and turning winds help to move us to the mid-80s. Memorial Day outdoor ceremonies on Monday require sunscreen and to stay hydrated, as it’s a mostly sunny day and a high of 87 degrees.

In your First Alert 8-day Planner, we’re looking to reach around 90 degrees again next week.

Wednesday evening's First Alert 8-day planner
Wednesday evening's First Alert 8-day planner(WVLT)

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