Cold front brings little rain but big cool down Thursday

Meteorologist Ben Cathey says it’ll start to feel more like fall towards the end of the week. Get the fall gear out of storage!
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 3:15 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 10:00 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A cold front arrives Thursday bringing clouds, spotty showers, breezy conditions, and a big cool down.

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Tonight comes with a few clouds, and a stray shower is possible, with a low of 68 degrees.

Thursday is the first cold front, but the rain coverage isn’t that impressive. We’re looking at a 20% coverage of our area in rain and storms, mainly late morning to the afternoon, as it moves east across our area. This leaves our high around 84 degrees. It’s also a breezier day, with a northwesterly wind 5 to 15 mph, and gusts around 20+ mph.


The Fall Equinox is at 9:03 PM locally Thursday, so this is good timing. We’ll drop to the low 50s by Friday morning, and then spend the first full day of Fall in the mid-70s with sunshine on Friday!

A few clouds pass by Saturday, with a stray shower possible, then more afternoon sunshine and a high of 82 degrees.

If you’re hoping for rain, the second cold front in your First Alert 8-Day Planner brings scattered rain and storms Sunday afternoon to evening, then pushing highs back to the 70s to start next week.

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