Colder start to the week, few mountain snow showers

Meteorologist Jacob Durham is tracking a taste of winter to start the week.
Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 12, 2023 at 10:30 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Temperatures are taking a bit of a dive as we head into the new week with many areas below average for both Monday and Tuesday. A taste of winter will return as well with a few snow showers possible in the higher elevations before sunshine makes a return.

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Clouds will stick around for much of the evening as we slowly see temperatures falling into the middle and upper 30s for Monday morning. Winds are switching out of the northwest and that will allow wrap around moisture to move in with a few spotty mountain snow showers. Most of the valley remains dry, although a few sprinkles or stray flurry is possible.

Clouds will begin to break apart for the second half of the day allowing a little bit of sunshine to warm us for the afternoon, but we’ll stay below average. Highs are only in the upper 40s to near 50. You’ll need the jacket or coat though as winds remain elevated with gust approaching 25-30 mph at times. Our cooler temperatures are here to stay for the beginning part of the week as winds stay out of the north funneling in the colder temperatures.


Spotty mountain snow showers will continue into Tuesday as well with limited accumulations thanks to the warmer temperatures we have seen over the last few days. Sunshine will make its return for the rest of us as highs stay steady in the middle 40s. Warmer weather isn’t far away as we’ll climb back above normal for Thursday and Friday.

Even though it will be cool, you’ll want to get out and enjoy the sunshine Tuesday through Thursday as our next chance of rain arrives Friday and will help to drop temperatures heading into next Saturday and Sunday.

Below average to start, slowly warming for the end of the week
Below average to start, slowly warming for the end of the week(WVLT)