A cold front “blows” into town today
Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley says two cold fronts help to cool things down, BUT the second one has a better rain coverage.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We have a couple of cold fronts in this First Alert 8-Day Planner. The first one is breezy with spotty rain, and the second brings better rain chances.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
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 a stray storm, late morning to the afternoon, as it moves east across our area. This leaves our high around 83 degrees in the early afternoon, with gusty winds moving the temperature down this afternoon to evening. It’s 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, with a cool breeze still up to 10 mph and a clearing sky!
We can spend the first full day of Fall in the mid 70s with sunshine Friday!
Scattered clouds increase Friday night and are in and out at times throughout Saturday. This leaves the day overall partly cloudy, with some more afternoon sunshine and a high of 82 degrees. A stray shower is possible in the morning and then again at night, but that I’m All Vol forecast is right in the middle of the day with more sun at times. We actually hit the high right at kickoff, so if you’re tailgating or in Neyland, at least it will cool off when we’re celebrating (hopefully) a win over Florida!
If you’re hoping for rain, the second cold front in the your First Alert 8-Day Planner brings scattered rain and storms Sunday afternoon to evening, then pushes highs back to the 70s to start next week. We’ll have some nights in the upper 40s too!
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