Another batch of rain arrives tonight with a wintry mix to ice for some

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks the on and off batches of rain, and where some ice is possible in the next wave tonight.
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 4:46 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2023 at 12:26 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The on and off rain trend continues for a few more days. Scattered to spotty showers continue throughout the day, then the next round moves in tonight, with a line of wintry mix bringing ice potential to part of our area tonight.

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Scattered late morning rain becomes more isolated Tuesday afternoon, with temperatures dipping midday to 42 and a small bounce back to 44 at best this afternoon. There is also a cooler wind, with a northeasterly breeze 5 to 10 mph and gusts of 15 mph.

Yet again, more widespread rain moves in tonight through Wednesday morning. The chance of a wintry mix will remain in place for Southeast Kentucky and Plateau early Wednesday, which can lead to some light ice potential and an isolated First Alert Weather Day for Cumberland, Fentress, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne Counties in TN plus Wayne, McCreary, Knox, Bell and Harlan Counties in KY.

Isolated ice potential through Wednesday morning.
Isolated ice potential through Wednesday morning.(WVLT)


Wednesday starts with a peak coverage of 60% of our area in rain, with that ice potential isolated north, then we’ll have scattered rain showers midday becoming isolated briefly for the afternoon, with a high of 44 degrees.

Another batch gives us on and off rain Wednesday night through Thursday, and this is when heavier rain is possible at times. We’ll have an early coverage of 80% of our area Thursday, then the coverage slowly tapers off with spotty showers ending by the evening hours.

In your First Alert 8-Day Planner, clouds break up and actually have a “mostly dry” stretch for a few days. Stray showers are possible Sunday night as it changes to stray snow in the mountains through Monday morning. But, temperatures warm Monday to Tuesday, as we see a cold front potential just beyond the 8-day forecast.

Tuesday's First Alert 8-Day Planner
Tuesday's First Alert 8-Day Planner(WVLT)