Windy and warm afternoon to colder air to end the week

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley says warmth and winds linger this afternoon before the cold air starts moving in.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 4:42 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 11:32 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We will get a nice, warm break this afternoon before cold air moves in. We only have a couple of days off from rain, with another brief break before next week’s rain.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The sky clears so we have a window of time that is warm and sunny, but still windy. Gusts this afternoon are still in the 30+ mph range. We’ll bounce back to around 64 degrees this afternoon.

Clouds start moving in again this evening, and become mostly cloudy tonight. The winds continue, helping to move colder air into our area by the morning. We’ll drop to around 37 degrees, but the westerly wind 10 to 20+ mph makes it feel colder. A few light flurries in the higher elevations to spotty mountain snow showers are possible.

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday stays partly cloudy and breezy, but luckily not as windy. Still, it feels colder, and the high is back to “normal” at 48 degrees. Stray light snow showers are still possible in the mountains where it’s stuck in the 30s.

Saturday is mostly sunny, with a high of 50 degrees. We’ll see clouds increase in the evening, then rain moves in again Saturday night.

Sunday comes with light to moderate rain showers throughout the entire day, and a high of 48 degrees. Scattered rain showers linger Sunday night and change to spotty snow in the higher elevations through Monday morning.

In your First Alert 8-Day Planner, we’ll get a break from rain chances Monday through Tuesday, but spotty rain is possible Tuesday ahead of a batch that moves in again Tuesday night into Wednesday, with a change to some snow showers in the higher elevations.

Thursday's First Alert Weather Day
Thursday's First Alert Weather Day(WVLT)