Sunshine and cooler weather returns for the weekend

Meteorologist Ben Cathey is tracking a quiet and cold weekend.
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 3:24 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2023 at 5:30 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Rain will slowly clear as we head overnight and into Saturday morning with drier weather settling in for the weekend. Colder temperatures are settling in as well with highs well below average and temperatures below the freezing mark for both Saturday and Sunday.

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Clearing will slowly take place as we head into the overnight and that will allow temperatures to fall into the lower 30s for Saturday morning. A breeze will make it feel even colder as well so if you have plans to head out later this evening or early Saturday morning make sure to bundle up. Thankfully rain will be clear of the region, but a few spotty mountain snow showers are possible to start the day.

If you have plans to head outside Saturday you’ll want to grab the coat or jacket before you do as temperatures will slowly warm with a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. Highs normally are in the lower 60s, but we’ll top out in the upper 40s for many locations. It will be a quiet weekend and Saturday will be the pick of the weekend as temperatures drop even lower for Sunday.


Sunday’s high temperatures will top out in the lower 40s, but the start will be very cold as many areas wake up to a hard freeze with lows in the middle 20s. Our dry stretch of weather will continue into early next week with a slow warm up. A few clouds move in through Tuesday and Wednesday, but the better rain chances hold off till late week.

If you are wondering where spring went, we have some good news as temperatures will continue to climb through much of next week and by late-week we warm back above average.

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