Your Forecast: Mostly cloudy, chilly Friday

Good morning! We're waking up to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures near 40 this morning. Through the day we'll hang on to the clouds and have temperatures in the low to mid 40's for the afternoon.

The parades tonight will be cold, so plan to bundle up and stay warm.

WVLT WEATHER ALERT: A WINTER STORM WATCH has been posted for the Smokies (southern Sevier, southern Cocke and southern Greene Counties) and Tri-Cities for Saturday evening to Monday morning for the possibility of 4 to 12" of snow and sleet. As we get closer to the weekend, this WATCH will likely get upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING, which means traveling through the Smokies this weekend into North Carolina or Virginia can and will likely be extremely treacherous.

The normal or average high for this time of year is 52 degrees.
The normal or average low for this time of year is 33 degrees.

Knoxville on Friday: (Mostly cloudy, highs near 46 degrees)

7 AM 33 degrees......Mostly cloudy, sunrise 7:33 AM

Noon 41 degrees......Mostly cloudy, VRB 0-5 mph

1 PM 43 degrees......Mostly cloudy

4 PM 46 degrees......Mostly cloudy

7 PM 41 degrees......Mostly cloudy for the 46th Annual Christmas Parade on Gay Street

Sunset 5:22 PM

LOOKING AHEAD...

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, low of 33 degrees

Saturday: Cloudy, mainly rain showers in the afternoon and evening, 60% chance, high of 43 degrees

Sunday: Cloudy, periods of rain with some mixing of snow and sleet, 80% chance, high of 40 degrees

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