WEATHER: When you wake on Thursday...think LAYERS

As you wake up on Thursday morning, the abrupt change to the lower 20s and upper teens will be felt across East Tennessee. The sun rises at 7:46 AM. Grab the sunglasses again, you’ll need them all day.

Expect a mostly sunny day with a bitter cold start around 22 degrees. By 10 AM, temperatures should approach 27 degrees. And by Noon, temperatures should be near 31 degrees.

The afternoon high should approach 36 degrees.

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Knoxville on Thursday: (Mostly sunny, highs around 36 degrees)

4 AM 24 degrees......Mostly clear

7 AM 22 degrees......Mostly clear, sunrise 7:46 AM

NOON 31 degrees....Mostly sunny, N 5-10 mph

4 PM 36 degrees......Mostly sunny

7 PM 31 degrees......Mostly clear

Sunset 5:41 PM