Limited rain before a heat wave kicks into gear

Meteorologist Ben Cathey says rain mostly stays north tonight. The 90s run day after day.
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 4:31 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 10:11 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - There are a few low-end threats for rain coming up. Easily the biggest weather story for quite some time is nearly here: day after day of 90 degrees or hotter weather.

Even with some late-week storms we remain really hot! Please please please check on your pets and neighbors.

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Most of us are comfortable temperature-wise before and after the light rain. The low Saturday is 62 degrees in Knoxville.

Saturday is the coolest day of the entire forecast - and that’s saying something. The high temp is 84 degrees in Knoxville; that’s exactly normal for the date. While we have a mostly sun-filled forecast, there’s a very limited chance of rain on the Cumberland Plateau.

Sunday is noticeably hotter, compared to previous days. We’re shooting for 89 degrees, but some could be even hotter. We have haze sunshine and dry weather with a light wind.


Monday begins our string of 90s. If things work out, and rain is really limited late week, we could readily have seven or more straight 90 degree days. The caveat here: we’re strictly talking Knoxville and the surrounding Valley. Others will be in the upper 80s, like Crossville and Middlesboro.

First up, Monday! Doesn’t look like we get the record high, but it’s toasty! The high is 93 degrees. There’s a very small chance of showers, mostly in the northwestern counties of the WVLT coverage area.

Tuesday and Wednesday are the hottest days of 2022 so far. Both days have a high of 94, but it will feel quite a bit hotter! The heat index or ‘real feel’ is 100-103 degrees! Yikes! There is very little chance of rain on Monday, slightly higher in the mountains on Tuesday.

There are a few more storms on tap Thursday.

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