Your Forecast: Rain scattered rest of Friday, colder air on the way

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The rain is moving out, and now the cold air is funneling in. Normally that would lead to sunshine but we’ve got quite a few clouds to start out the weekend.

We’ll get a break in the rain on-and-off next week but there are several storms on the way – and a few snowflakes too.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

There was a lot of rain Friday, wasn’t there? Knoxville ended up with nearly an inch of rain and traffic was really slowed during the morning and lunch rush. There were also ‘severe’ reports of wind at Camp Creek and Cove Mountain.

Tonight there will be brief clearing and high winds as the cold front moves through. One last shot of rain moves in after dinner, tracking through northern counties from 7:00-10:00 EDT. We’re a lot cooler tonight, though not cold for winter standards. We fall to 36° in Knoxville Saturday morning. Then clouds are back and light snow showers roll in. We don’t expect much, if any, accumulation for most of the Valley.

A dusting to half an inch is possible throughout the Cumberland Plateau, Cumberland Mountains of SE Kentucky, and likely through the smokies. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Meanwhile it will be a chilly day, with highs climbing only a few degrees from the morning low. Expect 40 in Knoxville, middle 30s north and west of town.

Average high: 47°
Average low: 29°

Sunday will be chilly, too. After a start in the middle 30s, we’ll see a few more melty snowflakes with a high in the upper 40s. We should get several hours of cold sunshine, before high clouds arrive by the afternoon.

Rain is here late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Right now it’s a scattered coverage, at 40% of the area. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are mostly dry and seasonal. Highs climb from the middle 40s to near 50. Lows will hang near freezing each of those three morning.

BEN CATHEY
WVLT METEOROLOGIST

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