Storms roll in overnight, with sun late in the 8-day
Meteorologist Ben Cathey tracks heavier rain in counties northwest of Knoxville. Sun is back for much of the forecast.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Storms are here for many this evening, and more are inbound tonight- closer to dawn. The best chances and amounts of rain are in the northwestern counties near the Tennessee/Kentucky line. More rain is here Wednesday.
The best sunshine this week is Sunday through next Tuesday.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
These storms tonight come in several waves, and are *mostly* non-severe. Some could have intense winds and downpours. The best shot for rain remains on the Cumberland Plateau, and that is where rain over one inch is best - by far. Closer to midnight, storms rumble on the TN/KY state line. More pre-dawn storms are here along the 75 corridor. It’s a muggy start to Tuesday, with the temps just shy of 70 degrees. More storms are here between 6:00-9:00 a.m.
Tuesday has slowly diminishing storms later in the day. It’s muggy, with a high of 84 degrees. While we have some sunshine later in the day, clouds win out for the first 2/3 of the day.
Wednesday has scattered showers. While the chance of 60% is the same overall, a lot of this trends to the afternoon. Rain amounts are slightly less for most of us.
Thursday is a nice day! We’re drying out, with lots of sun; there’s only a small potential for rain.
There’s a small chance of rain showers Friday, which is new to the forecast. We’re still relatively mild - but soon, it’ll be cooler! We’re well below average for the highs both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday trends a little more soggy, as some stronger-to-severe storms meander in well to our southwest (at least that’s where they appear this far out).
Sunday turns out dry and sun-filled! This is a true pick day! Monday and Tuesday also look like great days with abundant sunshine. Next Tuesday will be substantially hotter, back to the 90s.
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