Warm, sunny afternoons for now, some rain to a cool-down ahead

Chief Meteorologist Heather Haley tracks the cold front that will take us from above average to below average temperatures.
Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 4:58 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2023 at 12:30 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Afternoon temperatures continue to crank up to well above average, but a cold front will bring some rain and then a big cool down.

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Temperatures climb quickly, to top out about 10 degrees above average at 87 degrees. At least in the shade you can find some relief, thanks to a light, cool breeze and low humidity.

Tonight will stay mostly clear, with patches of fog developing. The low will drop to around 59 degrees.


Highs remain in the mid-80s on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday is mostly sunny, then we’ll see some more clouds starting to increasing Thursday afternoon.

A cold front moves in Friday afternoon to evening, with spotty to scattered rain and storms. It looks to bring about a 40% coverage to our area into the early night hours, then spotty by morning.

In your First Alert 8-Day Planner, we’re going from well above average to below average! We’re looking at highs in the upper 60s to low 70s this weekend into next week, with some upper 40s in the mornings.

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