Cold front brings pockets of heavy rain and storms Wednesday

Meteorologist Ben Cathey says this cold front will bring us a cool down and lower humidity.
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 3:19 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:42 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A cold front arrives Wednesday bringing heavy rain and storms through Thursday morning. Cooler, drier, and less humid air arrives just in time for the weekend!

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Rain chances become more spotty overnight with a low around 71 degrees.

A front moves in Wednesday to Thursday. We’ll see more batches of rain and some storms move in, especially by Wednesday afternoon to evening and overnight hours, after a high of 87 degrees. Then we see scattered rain gradually tapering off later Thursday, with a high of 83 degrees. . This brings an average of three-quarters of an inch of rain to our area, with isolated higher amounts.

Future rainfall Wednesday through Thursday
Future rainfall Wednesday through Thursday(WVLT)


A stray shower or two is possible Friday, but the majority of us stay dry. Highs will be near 85 degrees with sunshine and dropping humidity.

Saturday morning starts out in the lower 60s! Enjoy this break from the heat and humidity. Mostly sunny skies return Saturday with highs creeping back up to around 87 degrees. The beautiful weather continues Sunday with a few more clouds, highs near 86, and a stray shower or two.

Later in your First Alert 8-day planner, the humidity returns and we’re watching for spotty rain and storms to develop Monday then scattered storms Tuesday afternoon to evening.

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

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