More rain chances every day in the upcoming week

Meteorologist Ben Cathey tracks more ‘feels like’ in the upper 90s through the end of the weekend.
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 4:42 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 11:22 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - After the hottest day in quite some time, a few storms will move south to north into the valley Wednesday evening and overnight into early Thursday. Some of these are going to cause flooding, near Knoxville. PLEASE do not drive through flooded roads.

We are still toasty Thursday and Friday, with a better chance of rain lining the Tennessee river Valley. Next week we get a lot more clouds and that means a brief dip in summery temperatures.

Yes, there is still a chance of rain in parts of our area every single day. The chance climbs by next Wednesday.

WHAT TO EXPECT

While the winds are light at the ground, there’s just enough of a steering wind a few miles up to draw some rain in late Wednesday. That is causing some really intense storms, and they are re-forming off of the Smoky Mountains. As of 11:00 p.m., more than 13,000 power customers were in the dark in East Tennessee alone. There are more storms, and more flooding potential late in teh night.

We quickly go from patches of fog to sunshine Thursday. Yet again, we’re in the upper 80s to lower 90s. With a slightly stronger SSW wind, we should crack 91 degrees in the Valley. A few more storms are rumbling on the Cumberland Plateau Thursday afternoon, so we have a slightly higher chance of rain. The same is true on Friday, with a 40% overall coverage of summer thunderstorms.

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday should be just a little quieter, but just as hot. We are shooting for 90 degrees around Knoxville. There’s a 20% chance of afternoon rain. Sunday brings some more rain by the early afternoon.

Monday looks like it could be just slightly drier, though there is some threat for afternoon showers. There is more slow-moving rain and especially more cloud-cover next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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