Clouds increase today, up next is some rain from Ian

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks how many in our area only see a few showers versus heavy rain from Ian.
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 4:54 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 1:06 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The winds from Ian are already here, and today clouds move in. Up next is some rain, but the heaviest bands are not moving all the way across our area.

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Clouds are fanning out from Ian, becoming mostly cloudy today. This brings spotty rain into our area late afternoon to early evening, and then spreading out late evening to tonight. We’ll top out below average again around 71 degrees in the Valley. The clouds moving in from the East leaves far Northeast Tennessee cooler and the western half of our area with more sunshine, in the Forecast Where You Live on WVLT News and in the WVLT First Alert Weather app.

Tonight, rains from Ian spread out to an 80% coverage of our area, but the rainfall rate varies greatly. This is where light showers reach the Plateau, light to moderate rain in the Valley and heavier along the Smokies to far Northeast Tennessee.


Rainfall potential all weekend from Ian.
Rainfall potential all weekend from Ian.(WVLT)

The center of Ian stays further East, limiting the rainfall potential for many.

Saturday morning is gloomy, with an 80% coverage of our area in rain that varies from light to moderate and spotty heavier rain. Saturday is mostly cloudy and left cooler, with a high around 60 degrees, The coverage of our area in rain tapers off, with a 60% coverage into the early afternoon, then spottier to end the day.

Saturday night through Sunday is now mostly cloudy, with spotty rain showers, and a high of 65 degrees.

Monday’s small chance of rain is still in our highest elevations, as Ian’s remnants continue to breakup and move away from our area. So, we’ll be able to warmup to around 70 degrees with gradual clearing.

Temperatures rebound to around “normal” next week in your First Alert 8-Day Planner!

First Alert 8-Day Planner
First Alert 8-Day Planner(WVLT)